I'm currently searching for a good boot drive for a desktop. Is heat an issue for an SSD?

  • superuser.com/questions/348066/… - for desktop drives, you will see a reduction in heat, but the amount of heat from hard drives is negligible compared to other system components (e.g. CPU, GPU, motherboard). – Breakthrough Nov 12 '11 at 20:21

I don't know if SSD produce less heat. Not according to this: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=299&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=11

But remember these are 2.5" SSD. I bet 3.5" HDD would produce more heat.


Yup, according to this: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000748.html

3.5" HDD produce a lot more heat. So if you are using SSD on the desktop, you don't even need a fan on it.


SSD's produce less heat than a regular hard drive. So no, not really.

I would say that heat isn't an issue for regular hard drives either. Not in a desktop environment anyway.

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    Agreed, although my previous computer had silly hard drives, dual 15.3k rpm scsi disks that definitely increased my cooling load. – jtb Jul 31 '09 at 21:01

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