I'm assuming you've drilled mounting holes in the sidesinks and screwed them tightly to the sides of the hdd, but how did you mount the plates to it? Did you do it the same way MikeC did in his article (with a bolt at each of the 4 corners to clamp them together)?
You are right, sidesinks are screwed to HDD and plates are bolted from the corners to sidesinks.
Do you have a nice unrestricted vent in front of that papst? A restrictive vent that is more metal than hole might be choking the fan.
I think we both have same kind of cases, with stamped grills. I haven't got to the point of cutting them out, because someone would not like if whole computer was in pieces for couple of days
I do think it would help and I'm going to do it, when I can take the time to take it to parts for one day or so...
And I have airfilter in front of the fans to keep dust out. I think that I have to find some other kind filter than what I have right now.
Yeah, there must be something wrong. You getting about the same temps (maybe slightly higher) as my rubber boxed Maxtors.
That's not right....
I've read all the things You've done and it's quite clear that I'm not that badly gone to silence yet
but I'm afraid that I'm just coming behind You and trying to avoid mistakes some other people have made. This time it still seems that I've created an mistake of my own