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    Drive cooling

    I've found drive bay coolers at http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/coo...-cool/index.htm and at http://www.startech.com/ststore/searchfram...&Search.y=4 .

    The one from StarTech is half the cost, but what about quality?

    I hadn't heard of StarTech until yesterday.

    Any recommendations on which would be better?

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    Re: Drive cooling

    I would think they're all pretty similar in quality, the only real exception to that being the fans - how long they last, and how loud they are. And the warranty info isn't posted on StarTech's site either....troubling to think that it could fail and you'd be out of luck.

    Never heard of StarTech myself, but the product looked solid enough. I didn't see any MTBF figures for the product, but you may want to peek over at 3DCool.com for some other ideas. There's a review of their triple fan cooler at this website.
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    Re: Drive cooling

    The warranty info is posted at the StarTech site.
    It's 1-year.

    The 3DCool item looks to be the same as the StarTech item, except it has a lifetime warranty, 3 fans instead of 2 fans, and no toll-free number.

    www.inclose.com also has coolers (sold by PC Connection and some of the other big online vendors). Lifetime warranty, easy to clean filters, but does not include heatsink.

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    Re: Drive cooling

    I found the following article. Although about 3.5 years old, article does seem useful.

    http://www.storagereview.com/articles/9809...923coolers.html

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