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Hard Drive Case Fan Safe?

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May 20, 2005 8:53:38 PM

So I bought a Chenbro SR209 (review on Tom's) from NewEgg for my desktop computer. I know it is a server case, but I liked the look. The supplied 92mm fan is placed in front of the hard drive cage, bringing air into the case and onto my one Maxtor IDE drive. The fan was too loud so I replaced it with an Antec Tri-Speed Cooling fan. Now, my hard disk has ton of errors, and I don't know what happened. I don't even know if switching the fans was the issue. The Antex fan is transparent and it has a sizable magnet in the motor. Maybe that is a newb observation, but I didn't know fans had magnets.

Is it possible that the magnet messed with my hard drive? Do I need a special fan that is shielded or something?

Thanx in advance for any and all advice!
May 20, 2005 9:01:31 PM

All electric motors have magnets - that's how they work.

It's very unlikely that the magnet messed up your drive's data.

D/L the maxtor diagnostic software from the Mfg and run it.

Mike.
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