Optibay Hard Drive Suggestions (Avoiding Overheating)

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

  1. walk1010 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011

    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:


  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    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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