I was at danger Den today and saw a few of these. I would like two because hard drives get really hot. My issue is that on looking at them, I don't really see what component they cool of they are to be attached to the uncovered bottom of a HD. Or some even made contact with the sides. To me the better solution would be one that "piggy backs" on the covered side. Anyone have experience using these?
I think these coolers would be installed just as if they were HDDs, so you might do a stack of 4 coolers and 3 HDDs if you're quite serious about it. But I can really only imagine using these if you were going for a completely fanless case. As the other posers said, just a fan blowing over your HDDs will keep them cool.
I got this instead. look like it just slides into the bay itself and as such you can put in on top or below the HD. When handling a HD while it is spinning, most of the heat gets dissepated from the metal cover that comes on all OEM drives. Seems like it is worth cooling from that side.