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Cheap fan for hard drive

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Oct 30, 2001
After looking at the fan shrouds that Hoot and others have made my cheap hard drive cooler looks bad but here it is anyway. It took like 20 minutes. I used a 60 mm fan from a stock HSF generic. I had it laying around. Since I don't have a dremel yet I drilled holes for the airflow. Then I used a file to get rid of all the sharp edges. I am getting cheap lately because I am moving this month and I got bored and did this to the bottom of the Hard Drive cage. I thought some others might be interested.

Here it is.
It doesn't look bad to me. A full speed 60mm might make too much noise if it's a concern. I slow down all of my fans and get nice temps.