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Windows 7: Add fan to external hard drive?

03 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
Add fan to external hard drive?

I bought a SimpleTech SimpleDrive hard drive enclosure on eBay for $15. It is very nice for the price I paid but I would like to add a fan if possible. I was thinking of this 40mm VGA Video Card 12V Fan 26x26x20mm 2 5mm New | eBay and somehow mounting it. Does anyone know if it can be done as far as wiring it? I can probably figure some way of mounting it and it has vents on it so it should be able to ventilate.
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03 Aug 2013   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi ben946210, Why not use a dedicated HDD fan ? Hard Drive Disk Drive Cooler 2 Fans NEW IN PACKAGE | eBay :)
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03 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64

That's an idea, but I'm not sure if it would fit. I will open the case today and kind of eyeball it an see if it will fit. Also, how would I wire it since it takes a molex connector?
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03 Aug 2013   #4

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

That's usually why enclosures are better as a once in a while access option,
If you want to leave the enclosure on everyday and Indexed a better model should be used no special wiring necessary,
Your attempting to use the existing enclosure in a way which it's not designed for,
Although some models do come with other connection cables/ rigging a fan into the existing wiring could risk low voltage to the unit where data is saved,
So if the Fan in question has it's own dedicated power source/ adapter it's not worth messing with.
But for the most part the fan it's self does not have to be inside the unit/ only accommodated or mounted on top and cut a hole in it to Pull air through the existing venting holes.
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