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Are all hard disks suitable for external enclosure?

Is it fine to use a 3.5" hard drive (For example, a WD Caviar Green) inside an enclosure as an external hard drive?

Would there be too much heat produced that the hard drive would fry?

Also, would it be safe to put a 7200 RPM 3.5" drive (For example, WD Caviar Black) within an enclosure? Would the drive spin too much to produce too much heat or vibrate too much (7200) that it would spin itself to death?

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marked as duplicate by Nifle, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, nhinkle Sep 19 '11 at 21:51

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I wouldn't worry about it too much. That's what enclosures are meant for. Just don't keep your enclosure underneath a heat lamp and you'll be fine.

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Yes, but would 7200" be too vicious for the drive itself? Enclosures don't have fans, unlike desktops though. – JFW Aug 21 '10 at 5:55
I wouldn't put in a 10k, but a 7200 RPM should be fine. – Stephen Jennings Aug 21 '10 at 16:46
Alright then. Thanks for the reply. =) – JFW Aug 22 '10 at 3:04

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