Can a Hard Drive, Solid State Drive, or a DVD Drive still operate submerged in ElectroCool?
Question ID: 3629973 Status:
Open Jul 31, 2021 - 03:09 PM
May 30, 2021 - 07:13 PM
A Solid-state drive or a sealed hard drive can be used in an immersion-cooled system. In fact, it's been shown that sealed drives benefit from cooling as well as the noise dampening effects of the Dielectric Coolants reducing drive errors.
A standard vented hard drive cannot be immersed. The dielectric coolant doesn't harm the drive or the electronics, but because the fluid has a higher viscosity than air, the fluid entering the drive slows down the platter causing drive errors.