[citation][nom]HansVonOhain[/nom]I little too late since new SSD's and HDD's run very cool.Also it is a little expensive for essentially a block of aluminum and some pads.[/citation]
My thoughts exactly, besides, the great majority of computer cases have a front intake fan that blows over the hdd cages already.
2.5" laptop drives run very very very very very cool as it is ...7200RPM, something like 1.8 watts when accessing full tilt, 1 watt when idle...It is the ultimate green drive for your desktop, besides $1000 SSDs.
IMO, this cooler would only be good for a naked velociraptor or a Seagate Constellation.
If that isn't enough and you still want one just go down to eBay or something and grab Western Digital's VelociRaptor cages, should keep it cool though it won't fit in other form factors or reduce vibrations. danwat got that in before I logged in.
This is for people who want to show off, and I'm cool with that. What I'm not cool with is Tom's making it sound like HDDs run just as hot as other components. And SSDs should be even cooler owing to the fact that they have no moving parts. Shame on you Tom's.
Yeah, SSD's produce very very little heat, not nearly enough to justify spending any amount of money on some sort of cooling device. In reality, that chunk of aluminum would probably do nothing, thermal-wise, since the temperature differential between the drive and the ambient heat inside your case is virtually zero.
Too many layers of thermal compound adversely affects the heat transfer. I don't know how much research went into this, but it seems counterproductive to me.
Some independent benchmarks would be nice, ran with a thermal sensor attached directly to the drive's surface. That is, if anyone really cares about this product.
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