View Full Version : In need of harddrive 'holders/coolers':

8th October 2002, 12:41 AM
Hello All!
Well since I SPLURGED and bought two WD Special Edition-8mb 80gigers, i realized i probably should get some sort of 'holder' or 'cooler' for them. I really do not want to screw them in my case, pancaked on top of eachother.

Currently i have two ibm harddrives in 2 VERY CHEAP harddrive coolers. I probably bought them for around 15 bucks each, and they are made of some cheap-cheap plastic.

Does anyone have any good recommendations? To be honest with you, I do not really wanna spend too much on 'holders/coolers', but i am willing to listen to any suggestions!(for example: are there coolers that keep track of temperatures? etc)

Thanks guys! Ya'll have a marvelous monday!

8th October 2002, 01:16 AM
wont claim to know too much on this, but maxtor do something called an icy dock rack. I assume there are other similar products

Maxtor Hard Drives & IcyDock Racks!
IcyDock Specs:
Structure: Plastic and Aluminium alloy
Device space: 5.25" Half height
Interface: 40Pin IDE. Transfer rate: 133MB/Sec
Cooling fan: Ball Bearing x 1
LCD display: HDD access, HDD HUTR, fan failure,
overheat alarm, temperature display, Master/Slave display
Master/Slave setting: Four-segment Dip switch settable vio LCD, alarm temperature,
Alarm: fan failure/overheat

8th October 2002, 01:24 AM
Interesting! No link or picture? God Lord, we all know how much i LOVE pictures! :)

8th October 2002, 01:27 AM
Got a small Pic, problem is the site i saw it on has on offer for today only, so come tommorow this link will point to a completely different set of products.

But as you are still here. http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

8th October 2002, 01:42 AM
Try here Baptizer;

Years ago, (and I mean years) Racks and cases were all they sold. Now they sell everything, but they still have a great assortment of racks.

I've got evrything from the $80.00 Super aluminum SCSI racks to the $8.00 plastic IDE Pio mode only ones. They are sall till working just fine. This is what Lian Li used to make Exclusively before making those nice Aluminum cases as well.

8th October 2002, 01:58 AM
I did a quick bit of checking around. The best prices I found on the icydock were here (http://www.pcwebshopper.com/icmbaluat1332.html). Hope that helps!

8th October 2002, 09:04 AM
hello again Baptizer :D

I've managed to track down a few reviews of various HDD coolers for ya ;) ye can base yer decision on them... or depending on which one will best suit your particular case (as in e.g. Lian-Li/Coolermaster, not as in 'circumstances' :p)...

Mikhailtech (www.mikhailtech.com/articles/cooling/hccomparo/)
Heatsink-Guide (www.heatsink-guide.com/hdd-comp.htm)
Teksector (www.teksector.net/reviews/cooling/oriontech/)
Speedy3d (www.speedy3d.com/reviews/istorm2_hdd_cooler/index.shtml)
HardCoreCooling (www.hardcorecooling.us/subcat.asp?0=212)

If those ain't enough, there are loads more reviews/links to be found on Google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=HDD+Coolers) :thumbsup:

Perhaps your best choice of suppliers in your neck of the woods would be either Directron (www.directron.com/hdcoolers.html) or CoolerGuys (http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=001&Category_Code=HD-COOL) (wide variety) ;)

BTW: I own an LED'd version of the 'Icy Dock' mentioned in this thread... it's a :cool: bit o' kit... in every respect :p

8th October 2002, 09:48 AM
Hay Baptizer, check out this one by antec it has temp sensors looks cool too


8th October 2002, 11:01 AM
here's some nice nifty hdd coolers, only 7.80 seeing is believing;)
have a look here (http://www.casemodworld.com/hdcooler.shtml)

8th October 2002, 11:51 AM
ha ha ha... now why didn't I link to that particular cooler too Dodgy... nice one :p

8th October 2002, 02:30 PM
THanks for all the wonderful links everyone! greatly appreciated!
Well, i think i decided that i better get a case before i start pursuing harddrive holders/coolers. Then once i get the case, i am going to get these!
Hmmm...now i need to find a nice large tower case, black preferably.

8th October 2002, 08:05 PM
Big black case eh? R U lookin' for a budget case or a quality case?
I'm sure you can find no end of budget big black cases, but if it's a quality big black tower yer after, ye could do a lot worse than the Lian-Li PC71 IMHO (same as my (signature) PC70's but in black)

See it here (http://www.wjasp.com.tw/upload/a0000010/en_US/prd_375.jpg) and read reviews of it on ClubOverclocker (http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/cases/lian_li/pc71/index.htm) and Dans Data (http://www.dansdata.com/pc7x.htm) (incl good pics of various Lian-Li's) :thumbsup:

You can no doubt find it from the usual suspects - incl Directron (http://www.directron.com/aluminum.html) (around US$230.00 - S240.00) or Coolerguys (http://www.coolerguys.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=001&Category_Code=CS-Lian)... who are currently offering a couple of great deals on the smaller, black PC65 midi tower ;)

More decisions eh m8 :p