a super low fan or using 2 fronts which go over the hd is not a bad idea. My hd temps are ultra low. Longevity of my gear and data is paramount to all things. In the past I have placed a ultra low rpm 80mm fan on the hd facing it flat on
El~Jefe, while I may agree on several points, if you ever had that a single HDD overheated in any regularly sized tower-style case, you mistook sort of a furnace for an ATX enclosure.
I havent even switched to SSD. There are so many questions about how to make a ssd live longer.
Which questions, if I may take the liberty to ask?
If a HD dies, you can pay someone to pull most of the data off. SSD dies, i think its toast.
Mostly correct: but that's why back up exists, isn't it?
Moreover data recovery never came for cheap (so that only business-class users may afford it: but those surely will have backups).
I want to put a 512gb samsung 840 PRO in this sucker, but i dont even trust that. and that is supposed to be long life.
Check Techreport (or XtremeSystems) SSD-torture tests: most worries are overrated, almost like either heaven existence or features.