Feeds

Japanese get external internal hard drive cooler kit

Out of the chassis

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Is your hard disk running too hot? Japan's Freedom PC has what it believes is the answer: a pair of 6cm fans mounted on a standard to which you fix your thermally troubled 3.5in HDD. You also keep the drive outside your computer's casing.

To help, the fan chassis comes equipped with a pair of fold-down stands. Power for the propellers comes courtesy of the drive's own power feed: the fans' power cable hooks into an adaptor that fits into the drive's own power port.

freedom pc's external internal hdd cooler

Since the unit works with any 3.5in HDD, you can bolt on either IDE or SATA drives then run power and data cables out of the back of your case and up to the external chassis. Why you'd want to is anyone's guess. We imagine it's cheaper than an standard external drive and faster too unless you're an eSATA buff. Bit untidy, mind.

Japanese speakers can learn more at Freedom PC's website. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.