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Vantec Hard Drive Cooler (HDC-502A) Review

Former staff writer    -   February 16, 2002
Category: Hard Drive Cooling
XPCGear
Price: $15.95 USD


Introduction




The aluminum alloy hard drive cooler from Vantec, a great way to cool those hot 7200RPM drives. The package includes an aluminum alloy heatsink type structure with two 5000RPM fans mounted on it, four screws and a pass-through molex connector for power. Lets take a closer look!

 

Features

  • Aluminum alloy material 100% heat dissipation
  • Twin Fans / High airflow / High performance
  • Extended HDD's life
  • Easy installation
  • UL/CSA/CE approved DC fans

    Specs

  • Voltage - DC 12V
  • Power Consumption - 2.16W
  • Fan Speed - 5000 RPM
  • Airflow - 24 CFM
  • Bearing Type - Sleeve / Ball Bearing (optional)
  • Outline Dimension - 110 x 101.8 x 12.2 (mm)
  • Weight - 110 gm
  • Bay Type - 3.5

     



    Installation

    The Vantec hard drive cooler is very easy to install. You want to start off by shutting down your computer and removing the hard drive. Flip the hard drive over and find the four screw holes on the bottom. Line up the holes on the cooler with the holes on the hard drive. Then, screw it in place with the four screws that are included with this package. Turn the drive back over and install it into your computer. Plug the fans power adapter into an available molex connector. Now, the installation is complete.

     



    Conclusion
    This is a very nice product! It is very easy to install and looks great once installed. To bad the bay covers from my case cover it up! My hard drive did feel cooler to the touch. My thermal probe only noticed a 2 degree (c) difference. As for noise, that almost amounts to nothing. The fan noise from my case did not increase after installing this product.

    Pros:
    • Easy to install
    • Looks good!
    • Cooler drive for longer life

    Cons:
    • None






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