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Old 12-04-2003, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default hard drive cooling...

I'm getting a Maxtor 80.0GB 7200RPM 8MB ATA-150 and whether or not I need to, I'm going to apply a cooler. I've seen three types of coolers though and I need to know which kind would be the best...suggestions?

- Lay hard drive on to cooler like a bed

- apply to drive bay and lay into drive bay naturally

- hard drive lays on heatsink like bed as fans create airflow through heatsink...


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Old 12-04-2003, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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actually the first gold one you mention screws onto the underside of the hard disk where the circuit board is exposed. i think the first one would be the best and cheaper.

not sure about which model that is but if it is made by vantec or speeze you have a winner. the second and third look pathetic, they would not do much to cool things.

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Old 12-05-2003, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the first 1 looks like a winner. I might look into one of those myself.
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Old 12-06-2003, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default First One

I got the first one on my maxtor with two 80 mm fan intakes in the front of the case and the HDD is actually cold. Its a very nice product for the money.
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Old 12-12-2003, 06:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah definetly the first one, i have a simular one goes by the name Q-TEC does exactly what it says on the packaging! thoroughly recommended!!

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