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Cooling Down Your Hard Drive Silently and Effectively

A hard disk is a vital component in a computer and since it is susceptible to heat, installing a cooler that is designated for the hard drive is a good option. Maintaining the running hard drive at lowest temperature at all times allows it to be more stable and to have a longer life span. The ARCTIC HC01-TC contains all the attributes that are necessary for any computer users as it can cool down the hard drive silently.

The dimensions of the ARCTIC HC01-TC is 147 (W) x 42 (H) x 187mm (D). It is a hard drive cooler case that is compatible with 3.5″ SATA hard drives and fits 5.25″ standard device bays. The cooler comes with a 40mm temperature-controlled fan on the back of the case to provide cool air to the hard drive. In this case, the rear-end fan intakes the warm air from the hard drive at the front and extracts the heated air at at the back. This gives optimal cooling performance to the running hard drive.

Since the ARCTIC HC01-TC acts as a single cooling frame for the hard drive, the cooler isolates the hard drive from vibrating with the computer case. The absorption foam inside the ARCTIC HC01-TC is a feature to help the hard drive to run more silently. This foam eliminates vibration of the running hard drive; hence reducing any noise that the hard drive produces.


Featuring Intelligent Temperature Sensor Probe

A temperature sensor cable is attached onto the hard drive to measure the heat and control the fan speed accordingly. The warmer the hard drive gets, the faster the fan spins. The fan runs within the range from 1,600 to a maximum of 4,600 RPM. The fan remains virtually silent at most times as its maximum fan speed is only activated when the hard drive is above 47°C. Thus, when the hard drive temperature reaches its critical temperature range, the fan is able to reduce the heat immediately and effectively. With this performance, the ARCTIC HC01-TC is able to lower the hard drive temperature up to 10°C while reducing the noise at the same time.

All in all, the ARCTIC HC01-TC meets the ultimate goals that most users strive for: cooling down the hard disk efficiently and making it run more silently. The ARCTIC HC01-TC can help to prevent overheat failures and extends the life time of a hard disk drive.


Fan: 1 x 40mm temperature controlled fan
Fan Speed: 1,600 to 4,600rpm
Application: for 3.5″ SATA hard drive
Dimension: 147mm (W) x 42mm (H) x 187mm (D)
Weight: 508g


The ARCTIC HC01-TC comes with a 2 year limited warranty. It is available in end of August 2010. The MSRP is US$22.95 / 17.95€, excl.VAT.


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