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Got a front fan on my case that i thought may be a better addition to my hyper 212 so yeah shall i move it or no?

heat does kill them but not cery fast but then again the spinning fan might cause more vibrations than the heat so it might do nothig to prolong if not hurt its lifespan

Got a front fan on my case that i thought may be a better addition to my hyper 212 so yeah shall i move it or no?

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it does matter but only at extremely high temps

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Got a front fan on my case that i thought may be a better addition to my hyper 212 so yeah shall i move it or no?

heat does kill them but not cery fast but then again the spinning fan might cause more vibrations than the heat so it might do nothig to prolong if not hurt its lifespan

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Heat will only hit a HDD hard if it's some really high temps. It's still best to try and keep heat away from any PC component...that's common sense.

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There is a limit to how hot your hard drive should be getting. Mine have all been under 40C and I've beaten the shit out of them and they last quite a while.

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Heat won't do much to your hard drives until it reaches around 50C, at which point it isn't doing it any good at all. If the front of the case has ventilation, then it should be fine.

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Got a front fan on my case that i thought may be a better addition to my hyper 212 so yeah shall i move it or no?

Having a front fan on your case will do better for your HDD then adding a second fan to a Hyper 212 will do for CPU temps. You'll only get around a 2-3 degree improvement, since the tower isn't that huge

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Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, here's a study Google did

a few years ago; temperatures well into the 40 C range are not

an issue, and if you check out HDD manufacturers' spec sheets,

most HDDs are spec'd up to ~55 C or so.

https://research.google.com/archive/disk_failures.pdf

The most prevalent killer of HDDs, once they've survived an

initial timeframe, is simply old age according to that study.

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