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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsCooling Jul 17th, 2019 - 4:29 PM EST
    Vantec UltimateHarddrive Cooler
    Author: Mike Kitchenman
    Date Posted: June 22nd, 2001
    Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics


    Well, I'd say it looks cool enough to justify owning this toy, but I'm sure some of you will want to see some hard numbers on how this thing actually worked. Well, I guess I can provide some testing for that part there. Here ya go:

    I Ran 3 independent tests on the victim; my IBM Deskstar 75GXP, 30 GB, 7200 RPM. ATA-100 drive.

    The 3 different tests were these:
    Test 1: Bare Drive, no cooling, sitting in a 5.25" bay (on top of my CD-RW drive)
    Test 2: Drive In the HDD Cooler, no thermal compound
    Test 3: Drive in the HDD Cooler, Thermal compound on the drive and cooler. (generic Radio Shack thermal paste)

    For fairness a temp probe was taped to the top of the drive and was not moved during any of the tests.

    All Temps Are Peak Room Temp Starting Drive Temp Boot Into Windows Win2K Scandisk Torture Test Temp
    Bare Drive Uncooled 22.6 C 22.8 C 24.5 C 34.5 C 39.3 C
    Ultimate HDD Cooler 22.9 C 23.1 C 23.5 C 24.5 C 24.9 C
    HDD Cooler W/ Compound 22.9 C 23.2 C 23.3 C 24.35 C 24.6 C

    There you have it, cold hard numbers on how this thing cools for ya. I was duly impressed with the results of this thing, nearly a 15C drop? Wow.

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