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Does the job 01/09/2014
This review is from: ICY DOCK MB876SK-B Aluminum 3.5" SATA I, II & III Hard Drive Mobile Rack Enclosure
I built an UnRAID file server with 3 hard drives from an old Dell Optiplex GX620, which wasn't designed for multiple hard drives, and the WD drive kept overheating. I bought this enclosure (along with another case fan), and it keeps the drive below 45C even when the drive is getting a workout. Because the PSU was old the Molex connector was actually perfect for me, although if I ever upgrade the hardware I could see this being an issue.
Even with this enclosure the WD drive still runs hotter than the other two hard drives in my server that are just air cooled. That's really more of a complaint about the drive I guess, but I kind of expected the enclosure to keep it COOLER than the other two. And yeah, the "lock" is basically just decoration.
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