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Old 04-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Cases for internal hard drives?

I have a couple of Hitachi Jupiters...internal in a 2009 Mac Pro desktop which I'd like to take out and have be external drives...

partly, thinking of selling the Mac Pro, partly because I'd like the drives to be available to other macs I have.

I've had bad luck with drives sold AS externals; they seem to go bad very soon, like within a year. 2 years at best.

Some say the fanless cases are to blame...they cite heat as leading to premature failure of drives.

Can anyone recommend a make and model of hard drive case that will work with these drives and help them live long, productive lives?

thank you!

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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I'm a fan of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro RAID cases. Support for eSATA, USB, FW400, FW800 interfaces, and holding two hard drives per case, with options for RAID 0, RAID 1, spanning, and 'independent mode'.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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thank you, Trevor...in their description, I don't see mention of fans; just that it's "super quiet operation."

Are fans truly not needed to cool hard drives, as some say?

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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It has a fan, I'm not sure why they don't explicitly mention that.

As far as the question of whether or not fans are needed, I'll leave that question to someone else. My guess (only) is that it depends on what drives are installed in the case, the environment that you run the external in, and probably other factors.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #5
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OK..fair enough. thank you!

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