I just bought a LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series. I got the 1 TB 7200 RPM version. Like many other users have stated, the thing is loud. Obviously, the drives make a whirrrrr and that's to be expected. But, the fan is very loud. So, I opened the drive up and disconnected it, again, like others have done. Now, I'd just like to know how hot is too hot for this thing? After a good hour of use it's leveled out at a pretty warm temperature. Think of how hot the unibody of a MacBook Pro gets under work and that's how hot the drive is. Should I be concerned at all? Are the drives at risk of failure at this temperature? Overall, it's only slightly hotter without the fan than with. If necessary, I could probably superglue the fan's connecters back into place.