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HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS600012872SN (0S03839) 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Hitachi has a good reputation for reliability.

Cons: Upgrading 4 drive NAS from HGST 3Tb to HGST 6Tb drives. The 6Tb drives are running 5-7C hotter than the 3Tb drives (56C). It's winter now, but am somewhat concerned when house temps get up to 80F.

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ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs PWM Fan Replacement-Mod 02/12/2012

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Excellent heatsink. No sharp edges. Cools OC 2500K 20C better than stock. Fits in 7" wide case... barely!

Cons: The fan that comes with this cooler is not PWM 4pin and spins at full speed all the time. While not extremely loud, it's beyond my annoying threshold.

Other Thoughts: Replaced fan with Cooljag Everflow 90mm 92mm PWM Fan 4-pin 3450 RPM case fan, F129025BU... Nipped off all but about 1/4" of two rear supports and tie wrapped it to the original motor support holes - Real easy and works well. Temp at 100% ~2C warmer. This Fan was the largest, highest CFM PWM fan I could locate. Fan measures 80mm in diameter. Idles silently at 888 rpm.

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ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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4 out of 5 eggs No PWM - Fanmate-2??? 01/11/2012

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: Overclocked i5-2500K @ 4.1Ghz, 100% CPU, 50C

Cons: No PWM? FanMate2? Why not throw in a gas pedal? Fanmate2 by itself costs $8... PWM costs ???

Other Thoughts: I admit it's been 5 years since my last PC build. And I jumped at a "daily special" Zalman CPU cooler w/o inspecting the specs carefully. Variable speed? "Buy now". Whoops, 3 pin header! Whoops, what's FanMate? Whoops, it's on full speed all the time! WTFanMate? Given the performance, cpu runs 20C cooler over the stock Intel cooler, and the fact that Zalman.com specs the power consumption at 6W, I've decided to stick with it.

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Jason S.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason S.

Date Joined: 02/21/05

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 08/23/05
  • Last Review: 12/02/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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