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?

2 Answers

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favourite 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.

  • 2 months ago

    that shouldn't be happening.  you need new external HDD before this one fails and your content is lost

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