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"The Baycooler offers 2 fans, which is enough to cool all but the extremely high-end hard drives."

The Baycooler installed easily and an adequate number of screws were provided for the cooler and hard drive. Instructions were also available for anybody who needs them.

The Baycooler offers 2 fans, which is enough to cool all but the extremely high-end hard drives. Besides this, it can be purchased for around $12 from most on-line cooler retailers. 5400-rpm drives are not hot to begin with, and the 2-fan Baycooler was plenty powerful enough to further cool them. In my tests the average drop in temperature for my hard drive was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit. That is plenty for me, and from my experience, this cooler should also be able to effectively cool 7200-rpm drives. This cooler produced absolutely no amount of noise that could be heard from my seat. That is quite a feat given that no other hard drive cooler that I have reviewed up till now has been able to claim that.

For a Price of $12 this cooler is very competitively priced. The Baycooler is such an exceptional cooler for the price, that you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal. The Performance of this cooler was standard, and did not perform any better or any worse then other bay coolers. Whilst this cooler only has 2 fans, an extra fan would have been overkill for most hard drives. Overall this hard drive cooler is a great value for the price. An unyielding cooler with an excellent price that will chill all except the power house 10,000 revolutions per minute hard drives.

Note: Complete detailed instructions along with more high color pictures can be found at this link. http://www.baycooler.com/installguide_baycooler.asp

by Kevin Perko

Price - 9.4 Performance - 8.8 Overall - 9.2

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