Nexus Disk Twin HDD Cooler

Coolers

Testing

Installation

Fitting the two pieces of the cooler is very easy. You simply screw them in.


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One thing that must be noted though is that this does make the drive rather large, meaning it will need to be mounted in one spare optical drive slot.

Methodology

The only real way to test these HDD coolers is to attach them and take the temperature of the hard drive with and without. For this I utilised a temperature probe placed under the casing in the centre of the drive. This was taped in place to assure it didn’t move around during testing.

The hard drive was placed outside of the case so that varying levels of system air cooling do not affect the results.

The HDD used for testing was the ever hot and noisy Western Digital Raptor 75GB 32bit.

Test Rig

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo EQ9450 @ 3.2Ghz
Motherboard
Asus P5QL Pro
RAM
Super Talent 6400 4GB @ 800Mhz
Sound Card
Auzentech Prelude 7.1
HDD
Mach Xtreme MX-DS 100GB
OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
Case
Lian Li PC-B25F

Results

Nexus HDD Cooler Review

While the temperature difference wasn’t particularly noticeable, there was a few degrees knocked off which would probably be amplified in most cases with active cooling blowing air across the Nexus heatsinks.

Noise

Again, not a massive difference found here, but to my ear it did take the edge off of the grinding that comes part and parcel with the older WD Raptor drives.

Cost

The Nexus HDD cooler/noise dampener is a pretty cheap product, coming in at only £10.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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