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Scythe Slot Rafter Out Now

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Scythe Europe officially introduces the new accessory called "Slot Rafter". The Slot Rafter is a pc accessory, which is placed on an empty PCI-Slot, and it allows mounting of up to four 2,5"-drives (hdd/ssd) on one side and two 80mm-fans on the other side of the construction.

Thereby, the Slot Rafter is a blessing to everyone who gladly wants to use any empty PCI-slots with sense. With multiple combinations of fans and drives being possible, you can use the Slot Rafter in many different ways, e.g. to cool the mounted drives with the fans or to cool a graphiccard above or below the Slot Rafter. Consequently, the Slot Rafter becomes a multifunctional platform, which, if required, can store 2,000 Gb data (using four 500Gb-drives) spending very little space. Hence, at least the empty space in the case is made use of.



It is a matter of course that all kinds of 80mm-fans and 2,5"-drives are compatible with the Slot Rafter, including high- and low-rpm drives and fans as well as all data capacities. Hence, the function of the Slot Rafter can be customized very well, whether to utilize a cooling platform with two high-performance fans or a data terminal with a little extra, silent cooling is possible to implement. Combination of multiple Slot Rafters allows even more flexibility.

The Slot Rafter package includes the required installation screws and is from now on available at a recommended retail price of 4,95 EUR (excluding VAT) or US$ 7.90 (excluding TAX).
 
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This is smart. I really like the idea
 
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I like this idea. I would rather see it made out of metal. Plastic seems a little flimsy IMO.
 
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nice idea, would be better with low rpm bigger fans as im sure those tiny 8cm's will make a lot of noise
 
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I like this idea. I would rather see it made out of metal. Plastic seems a little flimsy IMO.
Well that would conduct the pins from the pci slot and short it out :p. Having a separate plastic for it and having it clamped would pose a more weaker structure. Not unless a non conductive wrapper would be in place.
 
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Well that would conduct the pins from the pci slot and short it out :p. Having a separate plastic for it and having it clamped would pose a more weaker structure. Not unless a non conductive wrapper would be in place.
Of course you wouldn't plug it in the PCI slot with it being metal. I was thinking more of a bracket that would attach to the slot itself. Maybe some screws holding it in place ya know. ;)
 
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kewl, everything genial is simple
 
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Clever idea... for 2.5" drives that only require 5w of power, I'm surprised they didn't draw off the PCIe power rail.

And the price is right :)
 
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Sweet! I agree, though, I want a metal version.
 

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So you plan to fit this next to a hot v card. Like WTF 4 HDDs which looks like 2 would not be cooled.

And if you have a cooler than blows air out the back like the standard 4870\90 that red plastic gets fair hot.

All though without the HDD's could be cool though...
 

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weird name, good product. can be used to fan cool video cards, or to mount SSD's. nice.
 

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It's a cool idea but I was thinking the PCI slot would power the drives. Apparently it will be a nice cluster F*** of cables though. Not bad.
 
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I like it:)