Titan RTNV TTC-HD90 Hdd Cooler

Installation and Testing

Installation
 
Following the instructions printed on the inside of the card insert, installation of the drive to the cooler was a simple affair. Starting by peeling back the protective plastic covers from the heat pads.
 
Pads
 
Followed by placing the drive into the bottom half of the unit, making sure that the connectors are situated correctly. This was a little bit of a squeeze due the foam on the sides. But hopefully it'll mean that the drives  vibrations will be well dampened.
 
Drive
 
The next step was to screw on the bottom of the cooler using the screws provided. This squishes the drive into place and ensures proper contact with the heat pads.  Unfortunately, this 30 second, easy-as-pie sounding job was made quite frustrating by the fact that without a magnetic screw driver of the right size. As soon as the screw passed the fist fin it tumbled off the end of the screw driver and more often than not off into oblivion somewhere. There was quite a lot of force required to get the top and bottom flush but, as with the foam, hopefully this means the pads will be making very good contact.
 
Screws
 
After several minutes of battling with screws and crawling around on the floor trying to find dropped ones. You finish by screwing in the back plate. Making the unit fully rigid. Following sandwiching the drive into the unit.
 
Backplate
 
All that remains is to slide it into a spare 5 & 1/4" drive bay and screw it in using up the remainder of the provided screws.
 
The next page explores the products performance...
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Most Recent Comments

14-03-2008, 14:02:46

FarFarAway
Hard drives loud and hot?

Check out the Titan RTNV

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Review by Ham

14-03-2008, 14:11:47

Luigi
Wow, nice review, just had a quick skim through as its not my type of thing but you got cool running drives there. Myn used to hit 50 degrees with a 120mm fan to the side (which mostly air hits the cage) and now i have one going over them as well and its keeps them under 40...

14-03-2008, 18:10:47

Ham
Heh, cheers for getting that up kemp .

14-03-2008, 18:17:29

FarFarAway
NP's dude, good review

14-03-2008, 19:50:31

Mr. Smith
Really good review, esp. page 4!

Not worth the imo
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