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    Vantec UltimateHarddrive Cooler
    Author: Mike Kitchenman
    Date Posted: June 22nd, 2001
    Rating: 9/10 SystemLogistics


    Your hard drive. What are the things you think about with it? Size? Probably. Speed? Likely. RPM? Definitely. Temperature? Not usually. Well, neither did I until recently. After using a cheap and noisy 3 fan bay cooler for a hard drive, I wanted something a little quieter. I found the answer in "The Ultimate Hard Drive Cooler" by Vantec.

    The numbers for the cooler seemed decent, and they said it'd be a lot quieter than my old POS cooler (which has been scrapped for parts since then), so I tried it out. Lets see what it was like.


    The cooler itself was packaged simply enough, with a cardboard backed plastic bubble, it didn't fight me when getting into it. Cool thing was, unlike a lot of these things, it was set up and ready to go. Screw in the hard drive and your off, it couldn't be easier, or so the directions on the back make it seem.

    Attaching the drive to the Heat sink, was more difficult than they let on, at least with my IBM Deskstar, as the screws wouldn't line up with the screw holes till I fought with it a bit. I needed to manually compress the springs on it more than the screws would to make the slots line up. However, the bonus was once I got it on, it was completely secure. The drive wasn't moving. Mounting in the PC, however, was easy as pie, slide it in the drive bay and screw it in. Same went for the little optional grille for the fans.

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