[Quiet] my ShareCenter

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gcwebbyuk
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[Quiet] my ShareCenter

Post by gcwebbyuk » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:04 pm

I have recently bought a DLink ShareCenter - DNS320 - as it was the cheapest NAS drive for me to test.

I plan to use it in place of my Athlon file server. It works well as a server, and the file transfer speed is pretty similar.

The only trouble is the fan noise. Is there any way I can replace the fan in the device - if so what type of fan to use?

Or should I just stop being a cheap skate and buy a better NAS - if so which one is the quietest?

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Re: [Quiet] my ShareCenter

Post by HellDiverUK » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:10 am

gcwebbyuk wrote: Or should I just stop being a cheap skate and buy a better NAS - if so which one is the quietest?
My Asustor has a temp controlled 70mm fan. The two Seagates in it make more noise then the fan, and they're pretty quiet.
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Re: [Quiet] my ShareCenter

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:06 am

I haven't seen one to disassemble it...but it does connect via Ethernet. How about using a longer cable and sticking it in a closet? :)
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Re: [Quiet] my ShareCenter

Post by xan_user » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:39 am

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