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Pros: Cools Well.

Cons: Noisy. Difficult to fit in some PC drive bays.

Other Thoughts: In my computer, this cooler would not install in the same 5.25" bay as my hard drive. This is because of the design of the bracket holder in my Dell computer, not necessarily a deficiency in the design of this cooler. You can also install this cooler in the drive bay above the drive where your hard drive is located and it will do a good job of cooling. That's how I installed it. I did notice a 3-5 degree Celsius drop in hard drive temperature versus no fans running at all in this cooler, so the fans really do help. You may want to consider instead simply putting a perforated drive bay cover on the drive bay where your hard drive is located. This alone may give you enough cooling. But it's always the case that cooler is better in terms of preserving your hard drive. One thing I was disappointed with in this cooler is the noise. It generates an unacceptable amount of noise at full speed in my opinion but I do have sensitive hearing and others may disagree with me on this. You may want to consider using a 12v to 7v power adapter to lower the noise while still getting a good amount of cooling from the fans.

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Vantec EC-HK-3F Hard Disk / CD/DVD/CDRW Drive Cooler, for 5.25 bay. 3 fans
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3 out of 5 eggs Cools Well but Noisy 12/05/2015

This review is from: Vantec EC-HK-3F Hard Disk / CD/DVD/CDRW Drive Cooler, for 5.25 bay. 3 fans

Pros: Cools Well.

Cons: Noisy. Difficult to fit in some PC drive bays.

Other Thoughts: In my computer, this cooler would not install in the same 5.25" bay as my hard drive. This is because of the design of the bracket holder in my Dell computer, not necessarily a deficiency in the design of this cooler. You can also install this cooler in the drive bay above the drive where your hard drive is located and it will do a good job of cooling. That's how I installed it. I did notice a 3-5 degree Celsius drop in hard drive temperature versus no fans running at all in this cooler, so the fans really do help. You may want to consider instead simply putting a perforated drive bay cover on the drive bay where your hard drive is located. This alone may give you enough cooling. But it's always the case that cooler is better in terms of preserving your hard drive. One thing I was disappointed with in this cooler is the noise. It generates an unacceptable amount of noise at full speed in my opinion but I do have sensitive hearing and others may disagree with me on this. You may want to consider using a 12v to 7v power adapter to lower the noise while still getting a good amount of cooling from the fans.

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Apple iPad 3 Apple A5X 1GB RAM Memory 64 GB 9.7
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5 out of 5 eggs Works Great - Best Choice to Save $$ on an Older iPad Model 08/23/2015

This review is from: Apple iPad 3 Apple A5X 1GB RAM Memory 64 GB 9.7" iPad with WiFi / Verizon 4G 64GB - White iOS 5

Pros: Works great, fast processor. Retina display is gorgeous. Nice to have 64GB RAM. I understand from reviews online and Apple website that this will run iOS 8 great and is compatible with iOS 9, although a few of the new features available in these iOS versions may not be available--I didn't find any of these new features very compelling. Supports SIRI, which is way cool. The battery is in great shape and runs for close to 10 hours which leads me to believe that the refurbishing job on this unit likely included a new battery. iPad 3 is a good choice to save money on an older iPad yet still get the Retina display (like the newer units) and compatibility with newer iOS versions.

Cons: Unit only comes with a charger and charging cable--no case or any other accessories. No instruction manual, although this is obviously not a big deal. Built in cellular only works for Verizon.

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Display Name: Brian S.

Date Joined: 06/02/03

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/25/12
  • Last Review: 12/05/15
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