we will be putting 3dfxcool.comís hddHO (Hard Disk Drive High
Output) cooler to the grind. We will find out how easy it installs,
how well it cools, how long it lasts, and lots of other good
I always say, if installation isnít easy the company didnít
spend time on this product. While this product defies a lot
of cooling rules it also defies the above sentence. While installation
is hard to say the least, it is a great hard drive cooler. I
will explain what Iím talking about in the following sentences.
As I have previously stated, installation was a trouble but
now I will explain what I mean.
start things off the thing didnít come with instructions. At
the very least they could have included a little note that said
the instructions were on the web page. I was astonished that
they didnít even do that. I installed the cooler with my computer
shut down like most people, thus not having the ability to view
instructions during installation. This was very frustrating.
If you had a printer you could print the instructions but this
company is assuming that you have another product. Not a good
idea for any company to do. Ever. Iím going to act like their
were no instructions since during installation I had nothing
to refer to. The thing was easily a 2 person install without
instructions. I later went back and re-installed it by myself
which was much quicker, but I had the experience of previously
installing it. This is the one hard drive cooler that has caused
me problems during installation.
least it had the mounting brackets attached to the heatsink.
One major concern with the cooling devices of today is the audio
level. A little below average in noise level which was a plus
for this cooler. So far we have a hard to install and quiet
hard drive cooler. Not that great, but then again we havenít
gotten to the good stuff yet. The next topics we will talk about
are warranty and price. 3dfxcool.com provides a lifetime warranty
for this product so if anything ever goes wrong with it, they
replace it. Besides that, they will even refund your purchase
of the cooler including shipping costs for the first 30 days.
At least they have a good warranty program.