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Vantec HDD Cooler
The cooler's demise was actually quite an experience. Here I am chuggin away on my computer when I start to hear a faint grinding noise coming from my case. A little while later it starts to get louder and louder until I start to worry that my hard drive is about to crash. So frantic to save my important documents and programs I copy everything over to my Linux server and shut the computer down. I pulled the side panel off and removed the hard drive. The drive was cool to the touch and didn't appear to have any physical damage (not that you can really tell) so I removed the cooler and started testing things. I fired up the HDD with no problems, no strange noise, no nothing. I then tested the cooler, The fan hardly could move and made a terrible noise.
So I really got what I paid for. I also decided against collecting on the 1 year warranty.
Considering how well the cheapie under drive cooler did I was really looking for a quality replacement at a reasonable price. The Vantec cooler fit that description.