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Old 08-23-2008, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can Leds burn out a brand new system? Being used 24/7?

So I just got my new Dvd enclosure and its awesome looking, with the leds. - Galaxy METAL GEAR 5202UC-Black 5.25" Black USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

So my question is, If I leave it on 24/7 will it burn out? I just can't stop staring at it.

Also, this is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to me, so I am staring to think its a defect.

I bought the same Optical dvd drive, and when its in my desktop case, it dosent shake and make as much noise as when its on an enclosure.
Is this defect or something? They both read/burn great, but its really freaking me out, when the external starts shaking and makes noise badly. (I have tried this several times, and when installing operating system.)

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Default Re: Can Leds burn out a brand new system? Being used 24/7?

think of it this way:

if i push a car it will shake a bit....but if i push a building it won't move.

In other words, the drive in your case is better seated so it won't vibrate as much as it would in an external enclosure :|


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LED's have a pretty long lifespan, don't worry about them burning out.

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LEDs last a long, long time.
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yeah they will be fine. i had a zalman fan controller with led's that lit up the sky there were so bright.
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