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AMS Venus DS3 3.5IN Black Aluminum IDE Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0
AMS Venus DS3 3.5IN Black Aluminum IDE Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0
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   Part #: DS-2316B2BK
Subject: Chipset + Fan Replacement
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Bowmah Apr 01, 2007 03:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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1. Can anyone confirm that this unit uses the tried & true Cypress chipset?

2. Once the fan fails in the future, can any 80mm fan be used as a replacement? Wanted to make sure we can pick up a replacement fan from NCIX when the time comes.

Thanks.

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=1313207

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Mr. Friendly™ Apr 01, 2007 05:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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if you take a look at the second picture on the left (the open case) you'll see an image of the fan. the casing around the fan looks proprietary...tho the fans themselves may be available, should it die, but I don't think you can put just any 80mm in to replace it, should it die.

as for your chipset question, not a clue. did you try looking up reviews or going to the manufacturer website to see what is stated about it?

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Bowmah Apr 01, 2007 08:10 PM Reply | Bookmark
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There was a lot of talk on another forum about this particular older AMS unit being a Cypress chipset. The newer model supposedly went to a Prolific chipset (horrible just in case anyone is in the market for an external case). Can't seem to find that info any where.

As for the fan, I am hoping that someone here (or NCIX) can confirm that the fan can be replaced with any other fan. Do these photo help in recognizing if the fan can simply be repalced with another one?

http://www.extremeoverclocking.com/reviews/storage/Venus_DS3_Enclosure_4.html

I am hoping NCIX staff can help here with these pre-sales questions.

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MG Apr 01, 2007 08:25 PM Reply | Bookmark
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According to the fan's picture in the www.extremeoverclocking.com review the fan part number is DFS801012L. I've done some google search on this part # and I've found this specs sheet.

http://www.joujye-computer.com/catalogues/Specs_Fan_NDAS.pdf

The 80x80x10mm fan seems to be available somwhere in China: http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/szyltc/product-detailOMqnNjfGbJTe/China-80-80-10mm-Fan.html

This message was modified by the poster at 04 01, 2007 07:31 PM

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Bowmah Apr 01, 2007 10:55 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hmmm, if the fans are not easily available, I am having 2nd thoughts on this unit. I know there is a big user group of Vantec external enclosures here. I was hoping for one with a fan to keep teh drive running cooler.

Any thoughts anyone?

Npoticed that AMS has an estore. This looks like the replacement for the unit?

http://www.amsestore.com/Detail.bok?no=713

Time to contact them and see if they ship outside of the US>

Will NCIX be able to order this part?

This message was modified by the poster at 04 01, 2007 11:02 PM

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