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  1. drade

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    Hey everyone, im looking for pretty silent Hard disk cooler, one that fits a 5.25 Bay, I do have a door, so I noticed that the air wouldnt be push in, anyone have any good ones or ideas or know a good one? My limit is up to 40$, I have a a 80 gigabyte 7200 hard drive, temps at around 26-29C.
     
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    Personally I think that's a waste of money... and if your after silent, adding fans are not going to help. But most HDD coolers are only like $10, they're not very expensive.

    -Dan
     
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    drade,
    HD coolers are the most useless things ever. Your HD temps are fine. Save your money or get something else.
     
  4. trog100 New Member

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    i agree on the extra noise waste of money useless factors..

    trog
     
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    I agree with you all they are a waste off money!!! BUt guess what i have one :)!!!!!!!!!!

    Drade i have the Zalman ZM-2HC2, there are no fans and i drops the temp about 2 Deg C.

    So it proberly isnt worth it but if you think they look good and want to try one like me then you can get them from Scan or Tech heads.

    www.scan.co.uk
    www.techeads.co.uk
    www.zalmanusa.com/ ( look for Products, Coolers, Hard disk coolers)
     
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    cheap way to cool and HD... peel the insulating plastic sticker on it. Take it a bit further by sitting an old heatsink on top of it. Still useless, however.

    N
     
  8. trog100 New Member

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    "I agree with you all they are a waste off money!!! BUt guess what i have one :)"

    i have lots of things like that mex.. he he he

    trog
     
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    I must admit, that Zalman HD cooler does look pretty.
     
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    just place a fan in front - back and everything would be ok.i had 40c max with Zalman and 26c with a 8mm fan at 7v.
     
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    "just place a fan in front - back and everything would be ok.i had 40c max with Zalman and 26c with a 8mm fan at 7v."

    Giorgos,

    How do you run a fan at 7v? I have an 80mm case fan (in front of my hd, as it happens) that I am currently not running because of the noise. If i could run it at 7v and reduce the speed, I'd be very happy.
     
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    the molex has 4 pins.red-black-black-yellow.just swap pins 1-3 so you have black-black-red-yellow.
     
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    Thanks! I'll do that as soon as I get home. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at the library right now writing a paper.
     

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