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joem
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I have an external eSata toaster. I was wondering if I ran a WD Red 3 T hard disk in that, open air, and on steady all the time if there would be issues with that? I want to change my Windows Essentials Server 2012 Server backup destination to backup to that drive every night. Thanks.

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I'm running a WD Red 3TB in an eSATA Thermaltake enclosure. Mine does have a fan (which I replaced recently due to failure), but due to the lower-power nature of the Red drives, I don't think it'd be an issue if you had a well-ventilated enclosure, or a dock, provided that dock is not easily accessible to those of the feline persuasion. ;)

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I currently have 2x2TB Reds being SpinRited. Even though SpinRite really puts drives through their paces, the 2 Reds are barely above room temperature.

 

BTW, I just got a chuckle when I re-read the title of this thread: External eSATA. IOW, External externalSATA. :)

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I have been using the eSata external toaster and it performs well. I have three WD Red 3T drives internally that run at 26 degrees and this external one runs at the same temp. I use it as the full server backup drive.

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