External cases for internal hard drives

Elliott Jeyaseelan guru at iaw.com
Fri Dec 8 10:08:32 PST 2006

Depending on the manufacturer and maybe the rpm of the drive, it may need
active cooling.

Alternatively you may replace the fan with a quieter type from your local
electronic surplus store.


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> [mailto:lfs-chat-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of 
> Dave Abergel
> Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 12:31 PM
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> Subject: External cases for internal hard drives
> Hi all
> Very, very general question here so feel free to ignore it 8o)
> I have just bought an external case for an old IDE hard drive 
> that I had 
> lying around. It works fine, but the fan in it is *really* 
> noisy. Do you 
> reckon if I unplug the power cable to the fan and use the drive as 
> normal that I'm going to run into any problems? Anyone got 
> experience of 
> these things?
> Cheers
> Dave
> 8o)
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