External Hard Drive Enclosure

  woodm01 19:50 02 Dec 07
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I have a 3.5" hard drive setup in an External Hard Drive enclosure. The problem is that the small fan on the back makes a terrible noise, so I have disconnected it.

Will the HD be okay with the fan disconnected ?

  rossgolf 19:52 02 Dec 07

probably not....it is used to stop it over heating doing so may make it over heat and cut out....you might even loose data
not advisable

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:54 02 Dec 07

My external case (plastic) does Not have a fan or ventalation holes and the drive can be on for days with no ill effect.

  Totally-braindead 22:06 02 Dec 07

My enclosure has no fan either. I don't know whether disconnecting yours would be advisable though, I presume mine was designed to run cool enough without a fan and perhaps yours needs it.

You could buy a new enclosure that doesn't have a fan.

Just a thought.

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