help..hard disk fan driving me nuts

I have a Seagate 7200 rpm 60 GB drive(exact model # not known). I have a fan in front of it, and it just keeps getting noisier. There is also another drive on top of it. The case does have a fan built in..would this be sufficient to cool the Seagate? Its either that or pull my hair out.

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  1. A few options. Replace the fan(not exactly expensive). Remove the noise

    maker..Fan in front will probably do the job, and Seagate drives usually run

    a little cooler than most. You can throw a low-noise fan in there. Or, check

    and make sure the offending fan isn't plugged up with dust, and dirt. I save

    old toothbrushes for this purpose, and they are great for getting "into" fans.

    Clean both sides of the fan blade, as well as the motor body, and inside

    the fan casement. Compressed air can also work well for this, but isn't

    free. GL :)


    Actually, with 2 HDD's stacked, it's probably best to ensure adequate

    circulation with a dedicated fan.
  2. Definitely replace the fan with a quiter one (Newegg.com) for hard drives do not need a fast fan for it doesn't generate much heat and idles at 3-5c higher than the ambient room temps with a fan in front of it.
  3. Wow that was a question that required serious thought.
    You really had to post that on the forum???
    What to do about my loud annoying fan? hmmmm.........thats a toughy, have you tried rebuilding the fan or wearing ear muffs so you cant hear it? Those would be my first suggestions. :roll:
  4. Quote:
    Wow that was a question that required serious thought.
    You really had to post that on the forum???
    What to do about my loud annoying fan? hmmmm.........thats a toughy, have you tried rebuilding the fan or wearing ear muffs so you cant hear it? Those would be my first suggestions. :roll:



    Better yet send the dying fan to be recycled and buy a new one! :-D
  5. Quote:
    Wow that was a question that required serious thought.
    You really had to post that on the forum???
    What to do about my loud annoying fan? hmmmm.........thats a toughy, have you tried rebuilding the fan or wearing ear muffs so you cant hear it? Those would be my first suggestions. :roll:


    Better Idea. :wink: Post the question to bug people, like MrsD, that have

    a severely shortened fuse, and think nobody's worthy of their help.
  6. Quote:
    Wow that was a question that required serious thought.
    You really had to post that on the forum???
    What to do about my loud annoying fan? hmmmm.........thats a toughy, have you tried rebuilding the fan or wearing ear muffs so you cant hear it? Those would be my first suggestions. :roll:


    Better Idea. :wink: Post the question to bug people, like MrsD, that have

    a severely shortened fuse, and think nobody's worthy of their help.


    :D Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts! :D
  7. Quote:
    Wow that was a question that required serious thought.
    You really had to post that on the forum???
    What to do about my loud annoying fan? hmmmm.........thats a toughy, have you tried rebuilding the fan or wearing ear muffs so you cant hear it? Those would be my first suggestions. :roll:


    Better Idea. :wink: Post the question to bug people, like MrsD, that have

    a severely shortened fuse, and think nobody's worthy of their help.


    :D Happy thoughts! Happy thoughts! :DLOL :)
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