Question to those using external casings with the IMac..

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

  1. Kallel00 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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