Well well, I really start to like living in germany + beeing interested in silent-computing
Just saw another product of that kind from another small german manufacturer called LEY:
Here's the product page of this product: http://www.ley-ecd.de/FRAMES/FEK-I.html
And a more detailed PDF: http://www.ley-ecd.de/DL/fek-i.pdf
I already did see this thing some time ago, but I guess i didn't really realize that it might reduce HDD noise at that time
So well, this basically is more
of a hdd-cooler than anyone of the other enclosures I have seen this far. But as far as I have heard this unit *might* reduce the noise of the HDD a bit less effective than a SilentDrive.. BUT:
I really really thing the SilentDrive's 'Noise' rating of 5
compared to 8 for the SmartDrive and 6(!!) for the NoiseMagic NoVibes III is more than unfair! Yes, the SilentDrive let's your HDDs heat up really badly, BUT it does do a decent job at reducing the noise. At least this is what every single review i have read told me. Especially comparing it to the NoVibes II and one of the many similar products, the SilentDrive is said to reduce noise much
Sure its alright to warn users about this product, but the quality rating and the text does this well enough. Maybe the noise rating would just mislead some people who know the SilentDrives to thing things like NoVibes III would reduce the noise even more....
oh welll, I let myself go a bit... back to my previous topic:
Since this LEY "F E K - I" seems to do a decent job at cooling 7200-HDDs and seems to reduce the noise considerably, I guess e.g. 2x 80GB 'cuda IV or V combined with this product (@ ~57€ cheaper than SmartDrive) would be a quiet *and* reliable sollution.
Mmmmh this posting might read a bit too negative, this was not intended, but actually I should be in bed right now
Just wanted to point at this product - maybe someone here already has first hand experience?