Monday, November 23rd 2009

Evercool Intros Armor Hard Drive Cooler

PC cooling products specialist Evercool introduced its Armor case-mounted HDD cooler. The cooler acts as a drive-cage, converting 5.25" drive bays into 3.5" bays, and directs air onto three 3.5" hard drives, while occupying two 5.25" bays. It comes with a metal front bezel with perforated metal for the intake. Bezel colors include black and silver. Internally, the drive cage is made entirely of steel. Air is blown onto the drives by a 2 ball-bearing 80mm fan running at 1200 RPM. The perforated front air intake is detachable without dissembling the cage, it lets you clean the dust-filter and the fan. Its pricing and availability are not known.

Source: VR-Zone
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20 Comments on Evercool Intros Armor Hard Drive Cooler

#1
MRCL
That looks more like and internal toaster for me, despite that 80mm fan. There is hardly any gap between the drives.
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#2
theonedub
habe fidem
Dual low noise fans and loose the front logo please.
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#3
t77snapshot
I don't understand the point of some hdd clooign cages for desktop case because most towers already have front intake fans for the hdd's
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#4
Izliecies
This in a Lancool PC-K58 case with a taken out HDD cage = win.
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#5
tonyd223
I have one of these from like 8 years ago - not a new idea methinks. and bump on the toast your drives thing - far too close together...
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#6
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Aren't hard drives supposed to run warm to function properly?
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#7
MRCL
by: hat
Aren't hard drives supposed to run warm to function properly?
I think I read somewhere that the ideal temps for HDs are around 40 degrees Celsius. And yes, a HD that runs too cold is more likely to fail and has a shorter lifespan. This is why I don't understand people who watercool their hard drives.

However, if you have many harddrives so close together, some airflow is good, because it gets very hot very quickly. And in this thing, the gap is so narrow, that 80mm fan will only have a marginal cooling effect.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
shame its an 80mm fan,
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#9
Kaleid
by: FreedomEclipse
shame its an 80mm fan,
I don't mind that as much as this:
1200 RPM
unnecessarily high RPM
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Kaleid
I don't mind that as much as this:
1200 RPM
unnecessarily high RPM
thats my point - it should by 120mm@1200rpm
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#11
a_ump
yea i'd personally never buy something like this cause i only roll with 1 hd, but besides that as others stated i too have read that HDD's are more likely to fail at low temps and if they don't they still perform more poorly than without cooling. Watercooling a drive? maybe SSD but those put out much heat?
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
Use one here but made by iStar and basically the same. 3 HDD is a no no even if the fan could do 5000RPM lol..

The fronts pretty much the same with same ideas how the filter fit on it and i took the whole front part of mine so i could just use the cases filters.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856999209&cm_re=istar-_-56-999-209-_-Product

by: FreedomEclipse
shame its an 80mm fan,
Then it would have to take 3 5 1/4 bays ;).
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#13
Hayder_Master
it's cool but better if there is cage take more HDD with 12cm fan
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#14
breakfromyou
i'm surprised you people didn't mention the IBM Deathstar drives in the pictures.
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#15
Kaleid
by: FreedomEclipse
thats my point - it should by 120mm@1200rpm
Overkill. That is enough for highly overclocked CPU's and GPU's.
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#16
Easo
by: breakfromyou
i'm surprised you people didn't mention the IBM Deathstar drives in the pictures.
Ah, the famous ones for dying?
Looks realy funny in 2009, all hdds on IDE.
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: MRCL
That looks more like and internal toaster for me, despite that 80mm fan. There is hardly any gap between the drives.
i've used many that use 120mm fans and pack the drives extremely close, the air blowing over the sides cools them exceptionally well.

hard drives only produce 5-15W of heat, so they only need minimal cooling



lol to IBM deathstars... I've got a hitachi one around here and its terrible (slow, noisy, hot)


edit: actually they're very honest, the name of the last Jpeg gives away the temps of those deathstars :D
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Kaleid
Overkill. That is enough for highly overclocked CPU's and GPU's.
not really - Its really more about the sound, 80mm's tend to create quite a racket at higher RPM, Im not saying that 120mm dont do the same but they are less noiser at the same RPM

I have the 2 standard hard drive caddys which come with my Antec 902 - they are both 120mm & have a RPM controller which I can use to crank up the fan but it gets noisey as hell so i just leave it on the lowest setting. which is around 800rpm i think, Ive no idea what it is
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#19
MRCL
by: Mussels
edit: actually they're very honest, the name of the last Jpeg gives away the temps of those deathstars :D
LOL that would be enough to cook an egg.
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#20
Jizzler
I'm not too worried about the drives and fan - could just use 2 drives, or 3 slim drives.

But I do perfer like my Lian-Li EX-H34B. 3.5" x 4 in 5.25" x 3 with a rear 120mm fan. There's nearly a 1/4" between the drives, and the rear fan doubles as my CPU/RAM cooler.

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