cooling issues with ext. hard drives

  pollpott 15:54 17 Nov 2005

I need some sort of external hdd and can't decide whether to go for the ready made eg. maxtor one touch or to go for the drive + caddy option. There seem to be some issues around cooling with the caddy but you can get them with fans built in for £3.99 from ebuyer, put this with aMaxtor 6y080poPlus9 80GB ATA drive for £33 and it seems to make sense, ie about half the price. Finally, do the ready made ones need/have cooling fans?

  PaulB2005 16:12 17 Nov 2005

I went for the Caddy plus old spare hard drive option. That way i can upgrade the drive when needed or it dies.

Never had a problem with cooling and it doesn't have a fan in it.

I'm using the Akasa External Enclosure 3.5" Black with High Speed USB 2.0 interface from click here The aluminium body helps disperse the heat.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5T review: Hands-on

Illustrator Andrés Lozano on his improv line work, brazen use of colours & hand sketching

iPhone X review

Comment envoyer gratuitement des gros fichiers ?