Cool down; you'll live longer.
Subject: Storage | July 21, 2008 - 01:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hard disks are not terribly fond of heat; especially the new Raptor which is a 2.5" HDD surrounded by a 3.5" heatsink. While most users will never experience the wonderful smell of well cooked HDD, it is more common for the heat to accelerate the general failure of HDDs. Drop by Madshrimps for a look at several passive HDD coolers that may extend the life of your drives, two that will bump your HDD up to a 5.25" slot and one that will let you keep the HDD in the 3.5" slots.
"In this article we take a closer look at three solutions from Titan and Scythe which aim to cool your HDD without fans; two
of these products, Titan TTC-HD90 and Scythe Himuro also help reduce noise. We combine them with a 10.000rpm Raptor to see if
they can handle the heat and noise!"
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Vigor iSurf II Hard Drive Cooler @ Legit Reviews
- The RAID Guide @ TechARP
- Kingston DataTraveler
HyperX @ InsideHW
- OCZ Core Series
SSD vs VelociRaptor, Sneak Peek! @ HotHardware
- SilverStone TS01 2.5" SATA RFID External Hard
Drive Enclosure Review @ OCIA
- Sans Digital MS2UT+ Black RAID Enclosure Review @
- Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide
Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS Hard Drive @ Futurelooks
- Sans Digital MobileSTOR RAID Enclosure
(MS2UTN+) @ TechwareLabs
- OCZ SSD
32GB Solid State Hard Disk @ Overclock3D
- 160 GB Hard Disk Drive Round-Up @ Hardware