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Heatsink & heatsink paste for SCSI HDD

By mar5 ·
I bought a passive heatsink (model # Win-7509)for my scsi drive. It's obvious how the two parts go together but I am not sure how to apply the "Silicon Heatsink Paste" that came with the heat sink.
Thanks in advance.
Mark

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by iracox In reply to Heatsink & heatsink paste ...

Just apply the paste to the bottom of the heatsink (Where it contacts the drive) and put them together.

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by avachon In reply to Heatsink & heatsink paste ...

Hi, the first respondent is basically correct, but heat sink paste expands when the drive heats up. So apply a thin but even coating in the middle of the heat sink (if too thick, the paste will ooze out the sides when the two pieces are locked together. Apply the paste so there are no gaps or bubbles so the contact is even (may want to think about it as applying a square in the middle of the heat sink - apply the paste in a thin but even manner). Then lock the two pieces together. Hope this helps.

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by VolleyGuy4 In reply to Heatsink & heatsink paste ...

Respondent #2 is correct. I'd like to add that the thickness of the paste applied is extremely important. He said a "thin layer". It should be so thin that you can't measure it with a ruler. I would apply it, wipe it off with my finger, and thenwipe it off again with my finger. The intent is to fill the microscopic pores of the metal. A thicker layer than that will ADD TO the thermal resistance of the heat sink system and negate some of the heat sink's thermal conductive ability.

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by teresa In reply to Heatsink & heatsink paste ...

Hiya, I agree with the previous answers. I've found that putting amall dab on and then scraping it off with the edge of a razor blade, gives you the correct amount. good luck.

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