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Would this work, or am I just asking for trouble? I have them setup in hdd coolers, but the coolers are just too loud for my liking, so i was thinking of just leaving them in there, but disconnecting the fan cables for the coolers. I can't move my HDD's to the HDD cage, because I took it out so that my ultra would fit.
    
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Would this work, or am I just asking for trouble? I have them setup in hdd coolers, but the coolers are just too loud for my liking, so i was thinking of just leaving them in there, but disconnecting the fan cables for the coolers. I can't move my HDD's to the HDD cage, because I took it out so that my ultra would fit.
You can use Smart Monitoring to check HDD temps. I'd suggest undevolting the fans instead of disconnecting them.
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You can use Smart Monitoring to check HDD temps. I'd suggest undevolting the fans instead of disconnecting them.
Do you have a suggestion on how to do this?
    
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My fist question is: Do you need active hdd cooling? Unless they are stackeed pretty close and are being accessed all the time, I would think you'll be OK. (assuming case air flow is good)

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Do you have a suggestion on how to do this?
You could do it waith a variable resistor if you want it adjustable. You could also get a fan controller.
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With a fan controller you can undervolt. Heres a cheap one unless you want one that goes in a drive bay. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118217
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Is there a controller for molex connectors?
    
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The one I linked has moelx. And with any fan controller you get additional 3 pin to molex adapters
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Is there a controller for molex connectors?
My sunbeam came with some adapters. You can always just buy a soldering iron and a DMM. Helps to get rid of all the clutter too
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My fist question is: Do you need active hdd cooling? Unless they are stackeed pretty close and are being accessed all the time, I would think you'll be OK. (assuming case air flow is good)
My HDDs are in drive bay coolers. I'll try it passive and see what the temps are like, and I'll decide whether I new a speed controller based off the results.
    
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If they use molex connectors, you can just move the ground to the 5v and have 7v going to the fans.
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