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Unplug fan?
Yes - it's safe 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
No - don't even think about it 60%  60%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Fed up with the racket - can I unplug the fan without doing long term damage? Does it *really* need it? I'm happy to leave the lid off the enclosure if that makes a difference.

What's your collective opinion?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:15 pm 
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you might loose the contents of the drive if you uplug the fan - modern drives can get very hot, I wouldn't recommend it..


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:55 pm 
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Can you not get a replacement fan?
If not then you could buy an external hard drive caddy and move the hard drive into this. The new one may come with a fan in it but they do not always have a fan inside.
Running the old one without the fan should be ok if you leave the lid off it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Open the enclosure and check the drive - most modern drives will run just fine without a fan.
I had a crap enclosure with a fan. Bought a newer enclosure. No fan, same drive, no problem.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:44 am 
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thanks guys :D


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