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Vizo Luxon Advanced 3.5 inch HDD enclosure

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Darksaber

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    I don't like the fact that there isn't active cooling.
     
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    do hdd's need active cooling? if they aren't some crazy 10k rpm thing?

    and thanks to the reviewers for doing so many hdd enclosure reviews as of late. i need to pick up a new one pretty soon to do backups with. All these reviews really help.
     
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    IMO, yes they do need some form of active cooling. A HDD in a computer case is going to have at least some air flow to keep it cool. If you put it in an enclosure there is nothing to move the heat it generates away. The fan doesn't have to move a lot of air, just enough to keep the drive from getting so hot you can't handle it. I had a 120GB 7200RPM Western Digital drive in a Vantec enclosure that would get so hot I couldn't pick the enclosure up for about 5 minutes after turning the drive off.
     
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    wow. personally, i've never had that happen to me before. my seagates run nice and cool w/o any fans, i'm pretty happy with that.
     
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    The newer drive seem to be better, but I still don't like chancing it, especially with Seagates noew 7200.10 PRT drives getting as hot as they do.
     
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    To back newtekie up on this a little. I have an older Maxtor aluminum enclosure, with no active cooling. It had a Maxtor 200GB, a WD 60GB, and a Seagate 80GB in it at different times. All of them failed within 4 months. Switched over to an Ultra plastic case with integrated fan and my 300GB Seagate has been running in it for almost 2 years now.
     
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    Can I put a serial-ata hard drive inside this and connect it with my eSATA motherboard port?
     
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    yes, you should be able to.
     

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