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    Hard Drives, Static Electricity, and Case Fans...

    I have an Antec case with these pull out mini-cases to mount Hard Drives and floppy drives into and then place inside the body of the case. One of these mini-cases has a fan in it at the end of it (it touches the back of the front panel).

    If I install my 2 Western Digital 60 GB 7200 RPM drives into this mini-case with the fan inside it, will there be any static electricity generated by the moving air?? Can this be a problem for the drive to have a fan next to it??

    ----| <-- Fan
    ----|
    ^-- Hard Drives

    Thanks
    ethicalOne

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    I think those cases were designed pretty well and that advantage of having the hard drives there are to cool then really well. In fact, I haven't seen a case with a better fan cooling systen than that so I'm sure that both your hard drives will be okay there.

    Hope this helps.
    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.

  3. #3
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    Yea.. I really like this case and so I just don't want to destroy my 300+ dollar investment in hard drives

    Just so everyone may want to know,

    I have the following:

    Antec SX1030 Case
    A-BIT KG7-RAID
    AMD 1.4 GHz Thunderbird
    ThermalRight SK6 w/ Sunon 27CFM 60mm Fan
    2 256 Corsair PC2100 DDR SDRAM
    2 60 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM Hard Drives
    431W Enermax Power Supply
    64 MB GeForce2 Pro w/ TV-Out
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
    8x DVD

    Dunno if I should overclock.. havn't been able to do it successfully yet..

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