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Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler

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The Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 hard drive cooler not only works efficiently with very low power draw (less then 2W), it does a great job at cooling the hard drive. During testing, I used two different drives:

* Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10,000RPM SATA (WD360GD)
* Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 400GB 7200RPM SATA (ST3400620AS)

Prior to installing the SHF1 the average idle temperatures for each drive was 32° C for the Raptor, and 34° C for the Barracuda. After installing each drive into the SFH1 enclosure, temperatures dropped nearly 6° C across the board: down to 26° C for the Raptor and 28° C for the Barracuda. This improvement may not yield noticeable performance improvements in the shape of faster data transfers, but it will improve the lifespan and stability of the drive itself.
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post #2 of 17
OK results... It looks like an overgrown traditional HD cooler with some extra metal/LED's to me.

However, props to Styrin for again doing something different and ingenuitive! Hopefully these guys will be a competition to the big guys.
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That cooler looks pretty nice, it looks alot different than the ones you usually see. My case cools my harddrives fine though but this might help some people because heat can shorten a hdds life.
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This won't work on cases with doors and it takes up a 5.25" bay. Seems to me one of those 3.5" 80mm hard drive coolers would do much better....
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Hmm... Not bad.
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I have 2 intake fans cooling my hard drives that work plenty well. Although this cooler would probably work well for poorly ventalated cases.
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post #7 of 17
This looks like a great cooler that can probably cool just as good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835199002
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i could care less my hard drive idle is 15c
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post #9 of 17
For those with WC systems already implemented, I imagine larger gains would be seen with water-based coolers . It looks interesting to say the least.
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Originally Posted by Delphi View Post
i could care less my hard drive idle is 15c
Althought I'm not sure how your HD idle is 15C but that can be just as harmful as heat to a component. Look at the recommended operating temperatures. Too cold = not good (most of the time, exception: CPUs)
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