Question to those using external casings with the IMac..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kallel00, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Quite simple: fan or no fan? ;)

    The Imac is dead silent, and now my OWC dual drive casing has a small fan which annoys me. I used to stack Hard Drives in my PC, and I'm sure it was hotter than my WD Black and WD GReen drive that I put inside the casing.

    Would you turn the fan off? heh
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    I'd go no fan, the one in my external Samsung drive drove me nuts so I disconnected it. 1 year on and no heat problems.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Definitely without a fan. I have 4 externals and all are fan-less.
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i would say do it on your own risk ,
    most external enclosures come fanless if they got a single harddrive inside , but then they have enough openings so hot air can get out easy.
    The enclosures with fans usually have only a small opening at the back or side so turning off the fan could cause the harddrive getting to hot , doesnt have to happen , but can .
    So i would suggest to take a thermometer and measure the temp when you turned the fan of , if it goes beyond 55 celsius i would turn the fan back on and maybe look for a more quiet fan for inside

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