Friday, May 15th 2009

Spire Announces Slider Pro Tool-Free 3.5 HDD Enclosure

The all new Slider Pro Hard Drive Enclosure Series offers you the very best in design, combined with the peace of mind that Spire is protecting your harddrive with its all aluminum casing for maximum heat dissipation and strength. And to make it that much easier, the innovative SliderPro is equipped with a slide tray that will save you time and hassle installing or replacing your Hard Drive into the enclosure. Equipped with a pre-installed 30mm cooling fan in the front for fresh cool air intake to keep your drive at best operating temperatures.

The Slider Pro HDD enclosures are portable and stand alone, not base or support is required. Date transfer is safe and fast between office, home or laptop computer with the RIFD and OTB features available on the Slider Pro enclosures. Enjoy that piece of mind and ensure safe back up and data storage with the new Slider Pro from Spire - Powered by Innovation!

Main Features:
  • 3.5'HDD Enclosure,supports 3.5' HDD.
  • USB and eSATA, Plug & Play and hot swappable.
  • Tool-free and time saving installation.
  • Aluminum alloy body for the best heat dissipation.
  • Easy to backup your data with One touch Backup function Works with notebook and desktop PCs.
Product Includes:Owners manual, Screw-driver, 4 screws, USB Data-cable, Power-Adaptor, Driver disc

Compatibility:
The Slider Pro HDD Enclosure Series are compatible all type Hard Disc Drives on the market today, IDE+USB, SATA+USB, eSATA+USB.
Completely Tool-free compatible for 3.5-inch Drives, optional RFID and OTB (One Touch Backup) functions are available.

Availability:
The Slider Pro series are now available for direct shipping from Spire factory, branch offices and distribution partners.
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9 Comments on Spire Announces Slider Pro Tool-Free 3.5 HDD Enclosure

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
30mm fan? thats either going to be useless or noisy.
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#2
Static~Charge
by: Mussels
30mm fan? thats either going to be useless or noisy.
Agreed. Spire would have to make the case wider or longer to accommodate a bigger fan, and that would mar the "aesthetics".
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#3
h3llb3nd4
I would take the fan out...
I wish my enclosure had eSata:(
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#4
Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
30mm fan? thats either going to be useless or noisy.
Actually, I have an enclosure here with a 30mm fan. It's a little whiny, but it really does make a cooling difference.
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#5
BazookaJoe
Overall very much like the Vantec esata cases.

Id still use one of these But I'd just disconnect the fan - lets face it HDD's dont really get all that hot in general - and there's already THOUSANDS of drive cases that just don't bother with a fan and have never been a problem.

Nice design overall I think :)
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: BazookaJoe
Overall very much like the Vantec esata cases.

Id still use one of these But I'd just disconnect the fan - lets face it HDD's dont really get all that hot in general - and there's already THOUSANDS of drive cases that just don't bother with a fan and have never been a problem.

Nice design overall I think :)
Do anything that has the drive being hit hard for a few hours, and you'll find that an enclosure without a fan is inadequate.
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BazookaJoe
by: Wile E
Do anything that has the drive being hit hard for a few hours, and you'll find that an enclosure without a fan is inadequate.
I have quite a few external drives - I've been using them in various forms for over 12 years - some over 1TB on esata, all with no active cooling.

Not one even reaches 50C Degrees, or has ever needed a fan...

I DO agree that a fan WILL keep the drive cooler - no matter how small, any additional airflow will help the situation, but I don't really care if a drive runs at 50C instead of 40C, for me it just makes no difference.

And at times I'm running up to 4 Virtual Machines off of the TB drive for days at a time, all 4 machines VERY busy & all running out of swap files because the host pc is short on ram - and believe me that stresses a drive severely - still never even reached 50C degrees.

HDD is safe well over 60C so I just don't see the point in a fan. (Maybe if you have a 15,000 rpm SCSI on the case? I dunno - I don't use those) - In my area there is also a LOT of humidity and salt in the air (Very Costal) so pumping air past things that don't need it is a surefire way of trashing your parts from corrosion - Running them a little warmer with NO airflow actually helps PROLONG the components life.

Perhaps other brands of HDD run a lot hotter than mine, I dunno... My drives DON'T get hot (enough to be a problem), just warm, and nowhere NEAR being in any thermal danger whatsoever, even at full load for days at a time.
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Wile E
Power User
by: BazookaJoe
I have quite a few external drives - I've been using them in various forms for over 12 years - some over 1TB on esata, all with no active cooling.

Not one even reaches 50C Degrees, or has ever needed a fan...

I DO agree that a fan WILL keep the drive cooler - no matter how small, any additional airflow will help the situation, but I don't really care if a drive runs at 50C instead of 40C, for me it just makes no difference.

And at times I'm running up to 4 Virtual Machines off of the TB drive for days at a time, all 4 machines VERY busy & all running out of swap files because the host pc is short on ram - and believe me that stresses a drive severely - still never even reached 50C degrees.

HDD is safe well over 60C so I just don't see the point in a fan. (Maybe if you have a 15,000 rpm SCSI on the case? I dunno - I don't use those) - In my area there is also a LOT of humidity and salt in the air (Very Costal) so pumping air past things that don't need it is a surefire way of trashing your parts from corrosion - Running them a little warmer with NO airflow actually helps PROLONG the components life.

Perhaps other brands of HDD run a lot hotter than mine, I dunno... My drives DON'T get hot (enough to be a problem), just warm, and nowhere NEAR being in any thermal danger whatsoever, even at full load for days at a time.
I've had 3 drives fail in a fanless aluminum external enclosure from overheating. A 30mm fan stopped it from happening in that enclosure.
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#9
h3llb3nd4
:laugh: it seems that a lot of stuff die in your hands Wile E!
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