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    A 3 bay to 4 Bay Hard Drive Solution - Hot and Foolish?

    I was thinking that in my Antec Case I have 6 bays for hard drives but I wanted to keep one of them as a cooling duct (as it can be made to be), so would it be wise to use this [Link] to make one of the 3 into a four to make a 4 drive RAID array without using the other set of bays to store only one HDD? Would a 120mm fan be sufficient to cool 4 hard drives with a quarter of an inch spacing them?

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    Re: A 3 bay to 4 Bay Hard Drive Solution - Hot and Foolish?

    Looks good yeah. Adequate cooling rather than amazing but they will be fine

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    Re: A 3 bay to 4 Bay Hard Drive Solution - Hot and Foolish?

    I've used the older revision of that 3-in-4 module. The fan is quite noisy at stock but is great at 7V. They cool my harddrives well, as long as you don't forget to connect the fan.

    I didn't realise they have a new version of that with a filter!

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    Re: A 3 bay to 4 Bay Hard Drive Solution - Hot and Foolish?

    Thanks for the advice guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung View Post
    3-in-4
    lol

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