I want to install a new SSD in my desktop PC, which already has 3 conventional HDs in it. The current HDs are installed in the front 3.5" bays, with a 80mm fan cooling them, and I'd rather not install the SSD there, since then there would be 4 disks in a relatively small space. I'm thinking about installing the SSD in one of the 5.25" bays, or even in the floppy disk bay, but then it would be out of the way of the air current that goes through the case and cools it (air enters my case through the front fan, goes through the 3 HDs and exists through the rear vent; obviously, an SSD in the 5.25º bay on top would be "out of the way").
Are SSDs as sensitive to overheating as mechanical HDs? My experience says that with the latter, if they regularly run at 45ºC or above, their life gets shortened. What's the maximum "safe" temperature with SSDs? Can you run them without cooling?