External Hard Drive Case and Passive Cooling Tags: Cases Cooling External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 14, 2006 1:23 AM in Storage Share aiannar974 February 13, 2006 8:02:39 PM Hello, 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. Anthony More about : external hard drive case passive cooling d3vNULL 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Where is your external hard drive when it is plugged in? Is it ok sitting on top of my tower case with slight vibration? Forum I have installed windows 7 on a desktop and a 120 gig hard drive in a usb 20 external case, on the first plug in it detected t Forum looking for cooling fan for hp external hard drive hd7500s Forum SolvedWD 1 TB External Hard Drive Question.... Need new case? Forum Problem with changing WD external hard drive case. Forum eSATA or USB casing better for my external hard drive ? Forum 40gb WD Hard Drive In External Case Won't Show Up On PS3 Forum Hard Drive recovery using existing external hard drive case? Forum I have a external hard drive but the case broke where the usb plugs in is it pos Forum Old hard drive put into a external case - help Forum My WD External Hard Drive's USB Port broke off inside the unit. I opened the external casing to attempt to reattach it however Forum My old case of external hard drive was damaged. I bought a new one but it did no Forum Best hard drive to place in external esata case for digital photo back Forum ?how to shop for an external hard drive case? Forum Open IOmega external USB2 hard drive case? Forum External USB 2.0 hard drive case recommendations Forum SolvedMy Seagate External Hard Drive Forum SolvedBuffalo HD-PNTU3 External Hard Drive Not Seen Forum SolvedRoommate dropped my external hard drive Forum Cooling for external hard drives Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !