Question about 3.5" ATA HDD in enclosure(caddy)

I have a 3.5" hdd in a caddy probably permanantly. I am going to use it for my new eurovox ex7000HD. It will probably be on about 15 hours a day and about 4 hours to cool. The fan included inside the caddy is unusually very very loud. if i disconnect the fan the noise is fine. would the HDD overheat from this much use without the fans.
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  1. I'm not really sure, but there are numerous 3.5" enclosures that don't have built-in fans, and the hard disks are fine. I suggest you find a way to keep tabs on the HD's temp, remove the fan, and see what happens.
  2. The whole point of a caddy is to make a drive removable. If the drive is going to be part of a permanent installation, why leave it in a caddy?
  3. jsc said:
    The whole point of a caddy is to make a drive removable. If the drive is going to be part of a permanent installation, why leave it in a caddy?

    I am going to leave it in the caddy because the eurvox ex7000 doesnt take any sort of HDD except External
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