Overclock.net banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,473 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Sytrin KuFormula SHF1 Hard Drive Cooler

Quote:
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.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
22,004 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
507 Posts
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....
 

·
Super Noob
Joined
·
1,774 Posts
i could care less my hard drive idle is 15c
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,195 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,431 Posts
Quote:


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)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
22,004 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
View Post

Is this only for externals? It looks like the HDD would no longer fit into most cases

It goes into a 5.25" bay. (optical Drive)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,746 Posts
How much do higher temperatures really affect the lifespan of an HDD?

I can see adding a dedicated HDD cooler to your setup if you have RAID0 or something and NEED to make sure your drives have the least probability of failure, but under normal circumstances, do 30C temps really hurt that much?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,807 Posts
It affects the OCing potential of the HDs.....
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top