Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler ReviewPropane - November 29, 2007
Category: Hard Drive Cooling
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Almost every component in a computer generates some amount of heat and usually this heat can, and will, hinder the performance of your computer. Usually when you hear about heat, you think of the CPU, the graphics card, or even sometimes the north bridge. But for most people, the hard drive does not come to mind right away. After all, they aren't performing millions of calculations every second. However, hard drives do spin at amazing speeds; up to ten thousand revolutions per minute, which is faster than most car engines. This spinning, coupled with the seeking for data, can generate large amounts of heat that can wind up slowing your read rate, increasing the CPU usage while accessing the drive, and, in extreme cases, cause your drive to fail. The Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler aims to help with this problem.
The Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler is a lightweight heatsink that attaches to your hard drive, giving the drive additional area for the heat to go and additional surface area for the heat to radiate off of. As the cooler's name implies, the heatsink fins are constructed of aluminum, while the cooler also utilizes an additional four heatpipes that arc across the unit. The cooler is passive, so no additional noise should be present from using this device. Let's take a more in-depth look at exactly how well the Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler performs!
The Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler came packaged in a small cardboard box enclosed in plastic wrap. On the front of the box is a picture of the Hard Drive Cooler along with some of the features that the cooler possesses. Also, there is a note that there is no hard drive included, so you will have to provide your own. The back of the box lists more features and specifications, along with a nice diagram of the device.
On the side of the box is a short list of what comes included with the package, so you can make sure you have everything you need when you purchase the Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler.