Replacing a loud fan in my home ZFS NAS

The blue-LED fan I have in my ZFS on Linux NAS is a bit louder than the other fans that I’ve been hoping for. I am going to replace it with a 600rpm fan.

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You will notice that I have drilled extra ventilation into the top case panel.

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Notice the clear-plastic fan. It is held in with zip ties.

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Zip tied those SAS cables to tidy them up.

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See the 140mm low profile fan on the cpu? Pretty quiet. 120mm 600 rpm exit fan.

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Let’s snip some zippies!

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Getting the fan power connected is always a chore. My fingers are almost too big.

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Fan is now attached and power cables are managed well enough.

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Trim it up.

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Plenty of inlet.

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Now I put it up on it’s shelf and get it plugged in.

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and there’s a power switch at the farthest point back there.

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Alright. Powered up and out of the way.

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