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Old 12-07-2011, 04:10 PM
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Default Need a new quieter fan to HD IO..

Hi!
I just got the HD IO to my mastering studio. But unfortunately the fan it's just too noisy. Maybe I should contact support, but hope that someone here has an idea of what to get as I think this is what it is and I need to buy a new one.

I live in Sweden, but I don't mind buying from the US if I can get a really nice quiet fan. I have read somewhere that there are some good silent fans out there. At least better than this one. I hope for the best, this just doesn't work anyhow. If anyone got an idea how to get a fan in Europe (in Sweden..), that would for sure be great. But it doesn't really matter, I just want a great and silent fan that fit and works perfect with the HD IO.

Appreciate any advice.

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Old 12-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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I would like to know this as well. My fan is loud also.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

Is the fan in the HD IO not a standard fan used in a regular PC build? There are tons of those available. I don't know myself cause I've never opened up my interface. (seriously asking, not being sarcastic.)

My HD IO is loud on startup but quiets down significantly about 3 seconds after I turn it on. Are you guys sure there isn't something wrong with your interface? Might be worth it to you to have it checked out.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

I just got the new HD i/o as well and the fan isn't bad but I want it more quiet as well. I opened it up and found the specs on the fan and how easy it would be to switch out. The fan it comes with is part# F-8025M12B II @ http://www.cofan-usa.com/axial-fans/80x80x25-ii and is rated at 29.9 dB at max speed not to mention it seems to rattle a bit! I found a fan http://www.silenx.com/quiet.fans.asp?sku=efx-08-15
that has about the same flow rated at 15dB max speed which is WAY more quiet. They sell on newegg @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226034
I think all that needs to be done is carefully take the connector off or splice in with the new fan since the one in the HD i/o has a 4 pin connector.

I'll try to report back in the next few days if it all works out.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

I'm watching this with interest, any more news from anyone?
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

Yeah I've been running the fan I mentioned previously since last year with no problems and it's way more quiet.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

Thanks a million! That's very cool

Would you (or anyone else) know if this is the same model fan as is found in the OMNI HD?
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quiter fan to HD IO..

There is no way is the same since the omni is only 1U
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quieter fan to HD IO..

Cool thanks for the clarification, nice to know the whole concept is possible either way.

All the best!
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Need a new quieter fan to HD IO..

FYI, I have a few of the silenX fans fabricated on my Mac pro 2 on the front and 1 on the rear with a control module for speed and it keeps my mac SUPER cool, and super quiet.
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