Originally Posted by Badness
They can operate in all orientations.... That's mine main gripe with non-ball bearing fans. Also, I don't mind a some noise and I from what I have heard, the new bearing is about the same noise level.
Fluid dynamic bearings can operate with no gripe in any orientation too...Only sleeve and their variations need lubrication once in a while to withstand operating in other orientations (rifle bearings, and so on)
The noise part from what I gather, yeah, they are pretty much AS silent, when running the same rpm as the TY-140.
I could use the extra rpm the TY-143 offers...