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Posts: 228
Registered: ‎2009-01-07

Replacement cooling fan - DUO-V1?

Jedi,
My DUO-V1 is alive and well; sort of. It runs with a very noisy cooling fan. I sense fan bearings getting ready to quit. Yes, my DUO is now Out Of Warranty. Yet it continues to operate 24/7 doing its' chores. This cooling fan has been a warranty issue since day one. I choose NOT to RMA my unit. I believed that a suitable replacement fan would appear in my DUO's life. Sadly this never happened........... Smiley Sad
purchased: 21 OCT 2008
m/n: RND2150-100NAS
s/n: [MAC address]
warranty until: 21 OCT 2011

May I now purchase a suitable replacement cooling fan for my DUO-V1???
From Netgear???
Or, might Netgear suggest a suitable replacement cooling fan???
I do feel confident that I can replace this cooling fan and continue on into the future sans the noise.

I have NOT thought of replacing it. Most ReadyNAS upgrade choices are expensive.

I do now own a DUO-V2, but, it is proving difficult to integrate into my LAN (another project, please). It was purchased to backup my current DUO-V1.
Thank you,
Duncan
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anas: ReadyNAS Ultra2+ w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.27
bnas: ReadyNAS Ultra2 w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.27
cnas: ReadyNAS Duo-V1 (sparc) w/2x 500GB (ST3500830SCE DB35 Series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.1.14
dnas: Synology DS-213J (Marvell "Kirkwood") w/2x 1TB WD10EFRX NAS2.0, 512MB, DSM 5.0-4538 update 1
Client (3): C2D-E8400, Asus P5Q3, 2GB DDR3, XPproSP3 x32, RAIDar 4.3.8
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎2010-11-27

Re: Replacement cooling fan - DUO-V1?

If I recall, I remember reading about people using larger fans externally to the drive and fitting a reducer. The lower RPM is offset by the increased displacement and I think it increases the choices out there. I might look at mine this week and I'll post back if I come up with anything useful.
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Posts: 228
Registered: ‎2009-01-07

Re: Replacement cooling fan - DUO-V1?

Prostheta wrote:
If I recall, I remember reading about people using larger fans externally to the drive and fitting a reducer. The lower RPM is offset by the increased displacement and I think it increases the choices out there. I might look at mine this week and I'll post back if I come up with anything useful.

Prostheta,
Yes, I recall reading (and seeing the pix) of those past creative solutions. The bottom line of these retrofits, IMO, were to improve cooling. I do not have a cooling issue at all. Yes, some of the past retrofits were done for 'noise' too. My unit sits on top of one of my switches in free air in a separate 'server room.' I just wish to get rid of the clunking, rattling noise of the OEM fan. After 4 years, I can wait a bit longer for a 'JEDI' (Netgear) comment. I know the fan MFG and its' specs. I believe I can find a quality compatible replacement. Certainly this DUO-V1 still has many more years of service in front of it!
Thank you,
Duncan
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anas: ReadyNAS Ultra2+ w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.27
bnas: ReadyNAS Ultra2 w/2x 500GB (ST3500514NS ES series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.2.27
cnas: ReadyNAS Duo-V1 (sparc) w/2x 500GB (ST3500830SCE DB35 Series), 1024MB, RAIDiator 4.1.14
dnas: Synology DS-213J (Marvell "Kirkwood") w/2x 1TB WD10EFRX NAS2.0, 512MB, DSM 5.0-4538 update 1
Client (3): C2D-E8400, Asus P5Q3, 2GB DDR3, XPproSP3 x32, RAIDar 4.3.8
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎2010-11-27

Re: Replacement cooling fan - DUO-V1?

Fantastic. By all means share the source. I was about to check places like Mouser and other component suppliers. Still need to crack open the box to figure out what the specs are first.
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