Lithium, thank you for your advice.
As to your questions:
- Does the Icy dock regulate the fan ? Or can you use something like the Noctua LNA/LNA resistor, or a Zalman fanmate to slow down the fan ?
Yes the Icydock does, but I'm not sure how. I emailed Icydock about running .2 amps off the fan header and they sent back this:
I thought the voltage would change more to adjust the speed.
- Also, what drives are you using ? Are you using them right now, with or without fan ? If yes, what are their temp ?
At the moment a mix of old drives in a regular 3.5" bay, cooled by a pair of old Panaflo Ls. They run fairly cool. I would like to upgrade over time to modern 5900rpm drives.
- In what shop(s) (online shop ?) are you planning to buy your fan ? I live in Europe, so I can find easily some fans, but maybe you can't.
Living in the states, I would likely order from http://www.svc.com
. I prefer http://www.newegg.com/
but they have a poor selection of fans.