Putting an aluminum heatsink under an external hard drive?
So I have a Ps4 external hard drive that gets really hot, would it make a difference if I put a aluminum heat sink that is about the same size, right under the hard drive?
Should I use thermal pads on the bottom of my hard drive connected to the heat sink?
- DickLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
A fan driven cooling pad would make more sense. An aluminum heat sink is not a great conductor of heat, and it would only heat up. Look for a cooling pad that is powered by a USB connector.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
that shouldn't be happening. you need new external HDD before this one fails and your content is lost