Overclocking a hard drive


Feb 9, 2009
first, increase voltage. not in large ammounts. think less then one volt. Try a voltage adjusting device. Do not exceed 25% incrase in the original voltages.. various parts will fry.

cooling. Run at stock settings. or OC'ed cpu etc..

Pay attention to what chips on the HD heat up.. These will be the first to fry under higher load and voltage, the wiring in general will is designed to handle %50 spikes. not sustained load.

Do not allow any thermal adhesives to contact those metal connections or capacitors etc..

Fix heat sinks, or plates of highly termal conductive material to those chips.. blowing air at them alone is not enough. U need to have physical contact to extract the internal heat. And disipate it.

Find associated chips on the motherboard. Keep all components below or at 70*F

This should increase performance in itself.

Clock speeds..

All hardware has a controller to modify the speed of the voltage passing through it's circuitry.

analog or through software. Programed on the chip.

that chip can be accessed with software. And programmed. It should be fine except for calibration of the heads etc.. but if it fails or bsod.. related to read/write memory or lost files.. you are pushng the drive to far..

You increase all of your chips on all these devices when you OC the CPU The origin of the clock cycles. ??

And therefore the HD draws more voltage anyway?

The hd's controllers and multiplyers are also working faster?

So increade reliability and overclocking would be gained if we could control these?