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    Exhaust fan on permanently after hard drive u/g

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      Question Exhaust fan on permanently after hard drive u/g

      Hi

      Having run out of space on my Amstrad DRX280 I have taken a punt at a new hard drive (namely: Western Digital WD2500AVJB).

      Although it works the cooling fan is permanently on and audibly so.

      Not wanting to unplug it, is this a known issue with all or most replacements and is there a cheap workaround?

      Also, are the new sky+ units still shipped with measly 160GB units (i.e. 80 useable GBs) and still PATA drives instead of SATA?

      TIA


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      Re: Exhaust fan on permanently after hard drive u/g

      The old Sky+ boxes will have the fan on permanently when upgrading the HDD.

      You can replace it with a quieter fan (eg a silenx) which is hardly audiable.

      See the link in my sig for more info.

     

     

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