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how can I optimize DP to minimize drive overheats

John K Fisher


This isn't really a DrivePool question directly, but my comp tends to have drive overheats, which isn't good. Obviously the real fix is hardware, (fans, etc) but in the interim, would it be better to have DP fill my biggest drive, then the next, then the next, etc. instead of having it spread across all the drives, allowing the smaller/older drives at the end of that list to be unused and idle and not generating heat in the case, OR.... is it best to spread it out among all the drives evenly even though the case seems to have trouble keeping up.


If that makes sense. Which it may not.


Basically, acknowledging that this is a hardware issue and not a DP issue, how can I optimize DP to minimize drive overheats?

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It depends on what is really overheating.  

If it's the drives, then activity would be a factor.  As lee1978 mentions, StableBit Scanner has some heat based throttling options t hat will help prevent it from causing the disks to overheat. 

But as for the pool itself, I don't think that either would really matter.  That said, if you have SSDs, then the SSD Optimizer may help out here. Write to the SSDs first, and the periodically clear them out.  This may help. 


Otherwise, switching the order may not really help out here significantly (and there is a limit to what can actually be done). 



But yeah, messing with the case it self, changing fans around or adding them may be the best option. 


You may even want to invest in some of these: 


(note: this bad boys are noisy as heck)

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