The HD200 Hard Drive cooler from 2cooltek is one of the best
hard drive coolers I have ever come across. This thing keeps
you hard drive cooler, which in effect keeps the whole system
cooler. It doesnít bring any dust into your computer by using
an easy to clean filter. Its so quiet I barely even knew that
it was running when I booted my system up. I may have thought
this (that it was so quiet) because I have about 3 fans in my
system as it is an my case is about 5 feet away from me. You
may notice more noise coming from your computer if you donít
currently have any fans installed in your computer, but nothing
was easy but not as simple as it should have been. Some instructions
would have definitely been nice. Iím still kind of mind boggled
that their is no instructions in the box. I mean come on Orbitron
the least you could have done was include some instructions.
Guess you can't have everything. The Hd200 Cooler effectively
cools the hard drive, does it quietly, and keeps out the dust.
What about price? That is just one more good thing about this
hard drive cooler. You can buy if for $14.50 from 2cooltek.
That is one sweet price for such a good cooler. I am giving
it an 8 for performance because there should have been more
cold air on the hard drive. The cooler also should have dissipated
more heat from the hard drive.
Its getting an 8 for price, because wow, I would have paid $30
for this thing to last 2 years. Not $120 for it to last 2 years.
But overall its getting a 7. Yea its pretty quiet, effective,
and doesnít cost a lot. But the company was obviously saving
money by not including instructions. Just one other note, 2cooltek
just sells this cooler, so donít blame them for not including
any instructions. The company to blame for not including any
instructions is Orbitron. I just remembered that I have passed
over an important topic. Durability. For 2 days the cooler has
worked fine for me. Besides some occasionally funny noises everything
has been going smooth. This prompted me to ask some other people
how long the hard drive cooler lasts in the long run. I canít
say who I asked but I can say they didnít like this cooler.
They said that all of the HD200 Coolers have not last long at
all. Just how long do they last then? Well typically the average
response from the people I asked was only last 3-4 months. Not
very good. A cooler should last a year at least running 24hrs
a day/7days a week. That is unacceptable. After I got that bad
news, I made sure to measure the size of the fans and each of
the three fans was 4cm by 4cm by 1cm. We shall see how that
compares to the competition. There is not a lot wrong with this
cooler except the fact that it doesnít last very long which
fans the fans are not that high-quality after all.
- 8.0 Performance - 8.0
Overall - 7.0