Methods for cooling external hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by ziggyonice, May 28, 2009.

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    ziggyonice

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    So I've got several external hard drives, and they're all in different types of enclosures. They get really, really hot... especially when they've been doing a lot of work. I'd like to find a way to cool them down a little bit, but after doing some research, I haven't found a solid answer.

    I'm thinking about trying to find (or build) a small shelf specifically so they can be stacked without physically touching each other (as heat rises). In addition, I was looking online for a tiny (~2") fan to cool them. Unfortunately, I have found neither of these items online, so I may have to improvise.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? Or think these ideas may work?
     
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    rgarjr

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    Well fans are probably the most common ways of cooling computer devices. I have an external enclosure with a hard drive in it that gets pretty warm, cuz its running 24/7.
     
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    peepboon

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    Hey...

    Why don't u try an external USB fan? I have one where its a PC fan encased in a metal closure with speed controls, etc.

    Or

    Build a sort of cabinet with fans to circulate air?
     

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