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HP Z440
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello,

I have an HP Z440 10-core unit that I'm trying to re-task as a massive storage / hyper-V experimentation unit. I purchased and installed Seagate ST8000NM0055 8TB 7200 RPM SATA HDDs and configured it in a RAID configuration.  In the first month, I had a HDD failure (the drives were brand new). I noted as I opened the case that the HDDs were generating a LOT of heat and I suspect that is part of the failure reason.  Are there any standard solutions for the HP Z440 series or 3rd party solutions that will help me increase the cooling in this unit?  The configuration is 3 of the 8TB units installed in the 3.5" bays.  I haven't put a thermometer on them, but I can't physically touch the drive comfortably. I put on some anti-static knit gloves to handle them.

 

Any products that are available, that you've personally tried, or even just heard of will give me a place to start before I lose another drive.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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