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 Passive water cooling ? Forum ?how to shop for an external hard drive case ? Forum Passive cooling P!!! 733Mhz ? Forum Does " passive cooling " on high-end video cards work? Forum Passive Cooling Forum Cooling CPU with passive heatsink? Forum Good External Enclosure for Hard Drive Forum Passive or quietest active heat-sink Ivy Bridge cooling (no OC) Forum Building an all passive cooled pc. What do you think? Forum External Water Cooling ? Forum Passive cooled pc? Forum Best (and Cheapest) External Hard Drive Suggestions Forum Help with hard drive cooling in P180 case ... Forum Best hard drive to place in external esata case for digital photo back Forum Recommend external hard disk? Forum Drive Holes/Breather Ports & HDD cooling Forum Exploring Below Ambient Water Cooling Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Hard Drive problem? Forum Help install SATA drive :( Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !