I’d say yank the fan out and replace it with a quieter one. Wed Mar 24, The rep implies that there is one from his statement? Dec 12, Posts: Thanks for the info. Mon Mar 29, 9:

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Sat Mar 27, 4: I don’t know much about cooling. I tried Googling for service manual and repair manual and then gave up. Sun May 16, Jul 1, Posts: First, I spoke with a Dell rep.

Possible to quiet a Dell Powervault 110T LTO 2 tape drive?

I’m thinking perhaps I could upload an. Mon May 10, 6: The drive itself isn’t noisey, but there 101t a small fan in the back of the chassis that is by far the loudest thing in my rack, including 1U servers with little screamer fans in them. Yeah I have one of those, mine only has one drive in it though.


It’s quite loud from the second you power up the drive, whether you’re running backups or not. Mine is not variable speed, it’s deol really loud. Wed Mar 24, Anyone ever tried this?

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Tue Mar 23, The drive itself seems to work fine, but the fan never slows down. Thanks for the info. Fri Mar 26, 9: The specs for the fan are as follows: The rep implies that there is one from his statement?

Okay, a couple of things to add. The answer may change the nature of my question from one of silencing to one of repair.

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No one else has an LTO tape drive around the home or office? Mon Mar 29, 9: Can you find the factory service manual anywhere– maybe even online? Second thing-a quickie photo of the rear of the drive. It’s noisier than the 4 other 2U Powervaults, Cisco switches etc all together. Constant RPM from power on. Wed Mar 24, 1: Fri Apr 30, This thing is LOUD!

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Mine is insanely loud, but I only hear it when I’m in the server room not often so it doesn’t bother me enough to do anything about it. Ours was purchased brand new and has always behaved like this. Dec 12, Posts: Is there one in these drives or is the fan supposed to be on full-blast all the time?

Feb 9, Posts: So, how can I tell if I have a repair job on my hands, or just need to.

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