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So I want to use my dead PS3's harddrive for my laptop.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JSSDGU/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I installed it myself so removing it should be no problem, but I'm having trouble finding a case for it.

http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-External-Aluminum-Enclosure/dp/B00E362W9O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I'm reading that something like that is not a permanent solution because it has no fan and will therefore shorten the lifespan of the HDD. Is this true? If so, what's an expensive case for that size with a cooling mechanism?
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KamenRiderBlade
3 years ago#2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817270033

This is what I got for my old 60 GiB PS3 HDD.

It works fine for what I want it to do (a simple external storage drive).

It was cheap, and it worked better than a more expensive solution from Eagle.
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Pow Pow Punishment 3 years ago#3
Thank you, but that's more or less what I linked to and was asking about.

Is the lack of a fan going to be a problem for longevity?
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KamenRiderBlade
3 years ago#4
It should be fine, those 5,400 RPM drives don't generate enough heat that warrents active cooling.

As long as your enclosure is made of Aluminum, it'll disipate the heat just fine.
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Dragnfyr
3 years ago#5
Most hard drives don't require fans.
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Pow Pow Punishment 3 years ago#6
Thanks, it was just something I read in a random Amazon review for one of those enclosures and just wanted to fact-check.
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