Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler
|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 32Â° C for the Raptor, and 34Â° C for the Barracuda. After installing each drive into the SFH1 enclosure, temperatures dropped nearly 6Â° C across the board: down to 26Â° C for the Raptor and 28Â° 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.