I use almost exclusively WD Caviar green 3.5" disks as internal storage on my desktop mainly because of their cool&quiet operation.
I’d like to know if it is possible, or if anyone has done it, to put these HDD (3.5" caviar green) on an external case with the following two important conditions:
1/ ONLY USB-powered; that is no other additional powering for my external case
2/ NO fan on the external case; that is the case body should be enough to cool the drive without any fan
The reason I don’t consider 2.5" external disks which satisfy the above two conditions is simply because I want to reuse my internal disks that I already have as external additional disks.
If anyone has done it, I’d be interested to know since how long and on which case and if the case becomes hot or just warm.