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Enclosures what do you have?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Sparky191, 18 Nov 2006.

  1. Sparky191


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 790

    Looking for a 3.5 SATA enclosure that uses a fan for cooling, has power saving features, and preferably has an internal PSU or it on the plug so there isn't a power brick (pet hate).
  2. rpstewart

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    Joined: 11 Mar 2003

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    Location: Greenock, Scotland

    Don't get one with a fan in it, the only ones I've seen have been poxy little 30mm efforts that whine like annoyed wasps rather than actually cooling anything. Mine lasted about 3 months before it got the message.

    No idea about power, some of the bigger multi disk enclosures might have an internal PSU but most of the single disk ones will use a brick - it's cheaper to just have to change the power cord to suit different markets.
  3. Methanoid


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,019

    Location: Pentonville Prison

    URK? The features U want are all the ones most people DONT!

    ie. U want fan, most want quiet for something that might be on a long time, espcially if its a NAS.

    ie you want no brick and an internal PSU. That means more heat and hence need for that noisy fan again. External brick can be put within 5 feet or so of box but can be quiet!!!

    Most external boxes (NAS or otherwise) are "brick" jobs and most try to be "silent" and use Alu for cooling etc.
  4. Sparky191


    Joined: 6 Dec 2005

    Posts: 790

    I've never been happy with the heat these fanless enclosures create. At least if theres a PSU in there the box tends to be bigger and have a fan. Or like I said have it on the plug so there one less cable. Even one tiny makes a big difference to the heat of a drive IMO.
    Last edited: 21 Nov 2006