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Appeared on: Monday, March 03, 2008
Titan TTC-HD90


1. Features, specifications

Titan is a well respected company for cooling products. Apart from CPU coolers it also offers HDD, VGA, and many other related products. Today's hard disk drives do need some additional cooling products since they tend to operate many hours and excessive heat does affect the performance and lifetime of electric circuits. Today we are taking a look to Titan TTC-HD90, a product that aims to cool down and at the same time lower the produced noise coming from your HDD.

Titan's TTC-HD90 helps to reduce you rHDD's temperature, noise, and vibration.

It has a unique fanless design with high performance aluminum heatsink, which is able to provide great heat dissipation combined with silent opeartion.

The set consists of two large pieces of high conductive thermal pads attached to the upper and lower heatsinks.

This especially ensures proper heat transfer between the entire hard disk and the aluminum heatsinks, and the high conductive thermal pads can actually provide the best effect of heat dissipation and vibration reduction.  The HDD cooler also includes surrounded sound insulation and absorption pads to help reduce noise.

Installation of this HDD cooler is a very simple and easy task. Just place the hard disk into the heatsink, tighten few screws as the installation guide and it's done! The HDD cooler is very elegantly designed and looks sleek and stylish.

- Main Features

- Specifications

 Outline Dimension  146x155x42 mm
 Material  Aluminum
 High conductive thermal pad
( Upper side )
 130x85x2 mm
 High conductive thermal pad
( Lower side )
 130x85x5 mm
 Net Weight  765 g

2. Unpackaging

The retail package of the RTNV HDD cooler from Titan looks typical and rather simple. There are two stickers at the bottom that promises up to 23% reduced HDD temperature and 13% less noise.

You need to cut the hard plastic shell in order to get the product. Rather simple procedure.

The external material is aluminum and basically are two big plates that joined together via screws.

Turning the plates upside down it unveils the two thermal pads at the plates that contact with the HDD and transfer all the produced heat to the aluminum heatsinks. Don't forget to remove the plastic flee first and before you place the HDD!

The next step is to place the HDD. Just push it a bit until the disk's top surface reach the thermal pad. Afterwards you need to place the other plate and use the included mounting screws to get everything in place.

On the rear side there is enough space left to attach all the interface and power cables...


3. Tests, verdict

Our testbed for this test was the following:

The first test included applied a continous task to the WD Raptor 36GB HDD using PCMark 05 advanced testing. Two sets of HDD tests ran continously. At the same time, we produced the maximum heat from the processor in order to increase the temperature inside the case using Intel's Thermal Analysis Tool. We measured the HDD temperatures via Everest Ultimate Edition 2007 with and without the Titan RTNV HDD cooler installed. After several hours we come to our final results:

The Titan TTC-HD90 proved to be efficient and dropped the overall temperature of WD Raptor 36GB down to 34 celcius, from the non-cooling condition of 40 celcius.

- Summary

The Titan TRNV HDD cooler is definitely a useful product, especially for all those who generally overload their PCs and need an additional protection against excessive heat that occurs inside the box. For sure, the cooler's design is quite straigh forward making it easy to be installed.

Proceeding to the test results we saw that there is a difference either in temperatures or noise with and without the Titan HDD cooler installed.

The Titan RTNV HDD cooler (TTC-HD90) is a very smart and simple add-on to your PC configuration. It currently retails for around €37, which is a relatively high price, but it worths its money.



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