External cases for internal hard drives

Shane D. Johnson SDJ at RasmussenEquipment.com
Fri Dec 8 11:17:01 PST 2006

I would second the recommendation of replacing the fan.  I have a couple 
of external drives that I use on a regular basis the have cooling and 
even with it, when then are under a heavy load, they get quite warm.


Elliott Jeyaseelan wrote:
> 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.
> Elliott
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>> 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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Thank you,
Shane D. Johnson 
IT Administrator
Rasmussen Equipment Company
sdj at rasmussenequipment.com

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