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External Hard Drive Case and Passive Cooling

Last response: in Storage
February 13, 2006 8:02:39 PM


I see a lot of HD cases on the market that are passively cooled and few with fans in them. Has anyone been running a passively cooled harddrive for extended periods of time.

I am considering the Vantec ESata / Usb enlcosue. It looks like solid construction.

February 14, 2006 1:23:19 AM

Definitely go for an aluminum case. I used a plastic one for awhile. The hard drive would get hot enough to melt the plastic a little if the drive touched it.