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My MSSII 320GB has the same noise - I'm assuming it is a fan problem.
I haven't sent mine back yet. Have to do it soon, but I need to back-up my 'back-up' HDD, and can't justify purchasing another HDD just to do it!
05-11-2009 02:41 PM
Well, I was getting ready to warranty replace my 4th drive but found that it has gone out of warranty. Since the drive is out of warranty, I decided to open it up and take a look at this horrible fan. The fans are made by JMC corp. It is a 30mm x 30mm x 10mm 9-12vdc .12A 9500 RPM fan. JMC makes two versions of this fan (Maybe more) one is the sleeve bearing fan (which is the one they use in this Shared Storage II drive) and the other is the ball bearing version. Unfortunately for us, this sleeve bearing fan cannot take too much dust before it starts going out and making all that racket. I went online and tried to order this fan (just one) but found out that it's a rare fan size and cannot be easily obtained. So I went to the manufacturer and they said they don't do orders with less than $1000 in sales. All of the distributers they list do not carry this odd-sized fan. So now I'm stuck. The drive is fine, I just need to replace the fan.
Thought I'd give out the information to anyone who wanted to know about it.
05-11-2009 03:13 PM
Try Newegg.com. Unless this fan has a special mount any fan of the proper size should work. Is there a Model # for a better match? 2 or 3 wire? Warranty is already void.
05-11-2009 04:08 PM
Thanks for the tip. Newegg has only one option:
EVERCOOL FAN-EC3010M12CA 30mm Yellow LED Case Fan - Retail
Only 3.99 just a tad bit shy on the RPM's, though, but I don't think that will matter. And its a 3 wire instead of a 2 wire which is what the original fan is - I'll just solder the original jack to the new fan's wires. Not sure about the amperage rating, but the price cannot be beat. I'll buy two just in case I goof one up.
05-18-2009 02:21 PM
Well, I put that fan in from NewEgg and it doesn't have the current rating that the original one had, it doesn't even spin. Why did they pick such a hard to match fan to put in this drive?
I discovered that without this fan, the case can quickly heat up. I'm going to call Seagate and ask if I can get SOMETHING to let me continue using this drive.
MY SUGGESTION TO ANYONE HAVING FAN NOISE PROBLEMS: IMMEDIATELY GET THE DRIVE REPLACED IF IT IS UNDER WARRANTY.
05-19-2009 06:59 AM
06-23-2009 11:19 PM
Hey guys - I think I found a replacement fan: It's a Sunon GM1203PFV2-8 MagLev 30mm x 10mm 12v Mini Fan from http://www.thefanvan.net. $6.92 including shipping.
It's a two wire fan and looks like the original. I'll post an update once received and installed.
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03-01-2011 11:09 AM - last edited on 03-01-2011 08:30 PM by MrMatthew
All - please note that the fan is NOT a 9-12 volts DC (at least in the 320 GB Shared Storage II case). As tested with my multimeter, it is indeed a 5 volt fan (output was measured at 4.87 V DC).
The same person that posted the voltage above stated that the fan RPM was 9000 RPM. Since the writing on my fan is so small - I cannot cross-check this. I do know that a 12v fan does not spin fast enough was connected to the power supply board.
I'm finding the Sunon fan with the Valpro bearing system, 8000 RPM, 5.1 CFM and a 22.5 dB level to probably be the most suitable replacement.
There seems to be many different model numbers for this fan (it appears that Sunon has changed their model number structure over the years). Below are some of the common replacement part numbers. Google is your friend in finding them.
GM0503PFV2-8.GN (8000 RPM - Vapo bearing - the best bearing setup to get)
GM0503PFV1-8.GN (9000 RPM - Vapo bearing - the best bearing setup to get)
KDE0503PFB1-8 (ball bearing fan)
I'm finding replacements from $5.00 to $20.00 when including shipping.
Also - be prepared to cut the OEM fan leads and re-solder them to the new fan leads. The new fan just comes with bare leads. I also used some shrink tubing over the solder spot to make it extra clean.
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