Fanless mini-shaped external drive enclosure?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sbwoodside, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. sbwoodside macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    I'm adding an external drive to my mac mini, hopefully one that is the same shape so I can stack it right under the mac mini. But I'm concerned by the many reports that the different solutions suffer from a lot of fan noise. I want something that's no louder than my mini, so... quiet!

    The only fanless enclosure I could find is the LaCie mini. It seems that for the 250GB version there's no fan, but the higher versions do have a fan. Also, it's the only mini stacking enclosure I can find that is actually made of aluminum.

    Could I buy the fanless version and stick a 1TB drive in it without overheating the drive?

    Or maybe buy a 1TB version and just unplug the fan? Is there another better option?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  3. sbwoodside thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009

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