HDD Fan Noise

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Ben Christian
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Joined: Jul 6 1999

Is there any way that I can shut off the fans to my 9 gig seagate drive. It is very loud and I though as it is only used for editing when it is not in use I could turn of the fans. Is there a software solution or would it be OK to install a hardware switch myself.
Thankyou,
Ben Christian

DavidJMG
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Joined: Apr 29 1999

Do you use the power management facilities on your computer?
Assuming you have a PC and Windows 95/98 you can specify a time after which the disk powers down if it has not been accessed. It takes only a few seconds to spin up again and has caused me no editing problems to date.

Ben Christian
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Joined: Jul 6 1999

David this sounds good but I think this only works for my IDE drive and not the SCSI

drsolly
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Joined: Mar 8 1999

I guess you have two fans, one for your power supply (don't remove that) and one for the drives.

The fan is there to keep your hard drive cool. If your hard drive isn't kept cool, it will get hot. Or very hot. Watch for the blue smoke trickling out of the computer case, then you know it got too hot.

I'd suggest that you replace the fan with a quiet fan.

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