Optibay Hard Drive Suggestions (Avoiding Overheating)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by walk1010, May 5, 2011.

  1. walk1010 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm currently considering an optibay hard disk to supplement my ssd, and I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations that they had good experiences with? I'm especially concerned with overheating issues I've read about in this forum. I read that someone actually had their SATA cable melt because of the heat, and a few stories about the disk being ruined due to heat. Thanks.

    Also, here are the posts about the overheating issues if anybody is interested:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12412844&postcount=1305

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12315600&postcount=1231
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I have a Scorpio Black that idles around 30C, and only ever gets up to about 33-35C when under a fairly heavy load. Certainly not hot enough to melt a cable.
     

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