Just making sure: it's cool to let a HD run for a few days of rendering?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by oxband, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    I have some movies with a lot of effects on them so rendering them will take a long time. I'm about to go out of town, and i was thinking of leaving my external HD running for a few days to render. I'm using a Toshiba 4TB drive in a RocketStor 5212.

    It'll be connected to a battery backup if I lose power so I think I'll be OK in that regard. That being the case, do I run the risk of hurting the drive? The drives def get quite hot if left on for a while. Is there any reason not to do this?
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    As long as the drive and the dock have adequate cooling you should be okay.
     
  3. oxband thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They dont have any cooling features per se; the dock has no fan. But it's an open air enclosure and I plan on having a fan run on it.
     
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  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Yeah, as long as you have a fan blowing on it I bet it would be fine. Maybe do a test first and let it run half a day with the fan on it and see how hot it gets?
     

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