Question My hdd and ssd temps are high could it be my cpu cooler

abhi471990

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My system specs are
Msi H510m pro-e
I5 11400f with deepcool gammax 400v2 cpu cooler
16gigs ddr4 ram
Sapphire Pulse RX 6600 XT
500Gb Crucial MX ssd
1tb wd blue
1tb segate baracuda
Ant esposts 120h cabinet

So my room temperature is around 30c. When i boot up my pc my hdd and ssd temperature is around 33c
After gaming for 1 hour my hdd amd ssd temperature rises up to
Wd 51c
Segate baracuda 52c
Crucial mx ssd 51c
But my cpu temprate stays arount 70c while gaming
And gpu temp stays around 65c
Motherboard temp stays around 70c

Problem is with my storage why is my storage temp rising like this. All my games are on ssd but my hdd temps also rise up. While rest of pc component are on normal level

Now this problem only occures in summer. Last year also in summers i face this problem.In winters my storage temp stays aroung 45c.

And i do remeber i started facing this high storage temp problem after i upgraded my cpu cooler to deepcool gammax 400v2.
Can that be the cause
Even while browsing my hdd temp 48c and ssd temp is 46c

Is this problem caused by my cpu cooler and How can i fix this problem?
 

jasonf2

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From what I can see that is a very well ventilated case with a high top fan. With that many holes you may not be getting any air flow over the drives themselves. It looks like fan bays are available, but not filled on the front. I would probably add one or two front fans inline with the drives. Intake from the front and fan exhaust blowing on the drives. Also make sure your rear high fan is exhausting, not pushing air into the case. Make sure the lower half of your PSU is clear and not clogged up.
 

abhi471990

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Why does searching for this take me to a webcam and a case fan?
Seems like part of the case model is missing.

This is the case
 

abhi471990

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From what I can see that is a very well ventilated case with a high top fan. With that many holes you may not be getting any air flow over the drives themselves. It looks like fan bays are available, but not filled on the front. I would probably add one or two front fans inline with the drives. Intake from the front and fan exhaust blowing on the drives. Also make sure your rear high fan is exhausting, not pushing air into the case. Make sure the lower half of your PSU is clear and not clogged up.
Weird part is both my opreating system and games are on ssd. And my hdd are getting hot just by sitting idel. This problem started after i upgraded my cpu cooler from stock
 
What is your cooling fan arrangement?
I would think you would want at least two 120/140mm front intakes and one 120mm rear exhaust to allow sufficient airflow to cool all of your parts.
52c. is a bit high for an older model seagate hdd.
See that airflow over the drive is not restricted.
A ssd usually maxes at 70c.
A gpu is designed to run at 80c.
 

Phaaze88

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This is the case
Not sure what jasonf2 saw when they looked it up, but the case you linked is generally the opposite of well ventilated: cases with closed front panels like that fall into questionable airflow territory.
It works now because the cpu+gpu currently in use aren't high on power use.

This problem started after i upgraded my cpu cooler from stock
You changed the airflow pattern inside the case to one less favorable, is my take on the matter.



FYI: The SSD temperature is fine. The HDD, on the other hand, is on the toasty side.
 

jasonf2

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Weird part is both my opreating system and games are on ssd. And my hdd are getting hot just by sitting idel. This problem started after i upgraded my cpu cooler from stock
There isn't really anything weird about that at all. All of those components are running and creating heat inside of the case. When there isn't enough proper air movement in the case heat builds up and components get warmer. The heat buildup in the hard drive is probably not the drive itself, but rather another heat generating component in its proximity adding to it, like a power supply or CPU. That localized heating effect is why I like to use a mix of intake fans so I can point cool air into areas that I know are going to warm up. I will usually set at least one (if not two) low front intake fan(s) and a high rear exhaust. This helps move the air in the case over the components and uses convective heat rise stir the case and to get rid of the hottest air. On cases with lots of holes in them only setting an exhaust fan leaves some dead spots for air movement especially towards the lower front of the case. All of the vent holes let the exhaust fan draw outside air in the fan's immediate vicinity and don't really allow for a proper pull from the front of the case.

Your new cpu cooler causing the heat issue is pretty easy to explain as well. Coolers like the one you listed are ambient exchange devices and the heat they pull from the CPU goes back into the case. If your stock cooler was throttling, the increased performance your CPU is getting will show up as increased heat in the case. This not only comes from the CPU itself but also increased power supply heat from increased sustained power draw. That increased performance will also cause increased power draw from other components that were being under utilized as well including RAM, Motherboard and SSDs which increases case heat.

The cooler could also be blowing hot air in the general direction as well. Regardless the solution is simply increase internal case air movement and ventilation exchange rate to outside air. Adding fans achieve both.
 

Nice Nicer

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My case has simliar options for fan positioning. If you have a fan at the back and one or two at the front, you might want to add another one to the top at the rear end. This is giving me good results.