Because of an error message about a not working fan, i was looking for a solution.
I don’t know if the fan is really out of order, or just a system hiccup.
I was looking for a external solution, because the internal fan and it’s print output is difficult to reach.
When i was looking for a fan with controler on the Net, i remembered i had an old notebook-cooler.
This cooling unit is almost ideal for this purpose.
It has special fans that are made for a wide stream of cold air, that can be set to very quiet noise, that is hardly noticed.
I have the wdmcex2 and 2 backup disks, and a wdmc white.
The cooling surface is big enough to cool all these heating products at the same time.
You have to level the surface, because for a notebook it is made slanting, low in front and higher in the back.
Now I have a temperature that’s much lower when streaming, and I don’t have to rely on the (not or to late) working internal fan.
And the noise is adjustable by yourself and your own chosen max. temperature.
And it uses a cheap USB power supply.
For me it is a temporary solution until WD is willing to give the internal fan back to us.
For now i have cooler disks that will last longer. (even the Red hdd version)
And is not very expensive, even when bought new.