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4.9 out of 10

Evercool HD-F117

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Overall 2


Anonymous, Newegg
24 January 2015
  • Summary: Instead of this unit, buy the unit listed at this link..... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
  • Pros: There aren't any pro's .......
  • Cons: At least one fan will make grinding noises within 40 hours. At least one fan will fail after about 100 hours. There are no rubber vibration dampeners .....All vibrations are absorbed by the HD. Can't believe this device is still on the market. It's complete junk. Would have given this piece of junk zero instead of one if that was available......
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Overall 8

it good

Kostyantyn K., Newegg
7 January 2015
  • Pros: It works well and looks good, but gets loud sometimes.
  • Cons: none, but get loud
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Overall 10


Peter B., Newegg
24 December 2014
  • Summary: Works great in my HTPC build. Runs quiet and HDD is room temperature after 90+ minutes of movie playback. If I need another one in the future, this will be it.
  • Pros: good fit, quiet running
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6

Bad buy

Michael K., Newegg
11 November 2014
  • Summary: I would suggest the front 5 1/4 slot duel 25 mm fan that will pull air in from the front of the pc and down to the hard drive.
  • Pros: The duel fans work great. They are silent and you wont know they are running.
  • Cons: If you have a custom built PC this will not fit in your hard drive slot as it takes up 1/4 of an inch which causes the screws to not line up.
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Overall 6

User Review

rosa t., Newegg
4 May 2014
  • Summary: Its possible that a front mounted case fan renders these type of coolers unnecessary. I would only recommend this for some with a case that does support a front fan and the hard drive is running uncomfortably hot. But if your drive never gets hotter then 40c in the middle of the summer then the truth is you really don't need this. Most hard drives are rated to about 60c.
  • Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install. I found it to be very quiet. I never heard it above my case fans.
  • Cons: The cooler simply didn't provide any tangible benefits. At best I saw a drop of 1c on the drive.
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Overall 8

lasted about 3 years

Michael A., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Summary: At about the 2 year, 10 month mark: fan started shrieking at start up (the sleeve bearing of death sound). This would last about 30 seconds and would cease by the time you go to your desktop. I finally removed them because of complaints from the girlfriend. I think 3 years exceeded my expectations for a sleeve bearing fan. Now that I have an ssd, I dont think I really need to cool my back-up hdd anyways.
  • Pros: It lasted just under 3 years. Metal housing is solid. Low cost way to hopefully prolong the life of your hdd.
  • Cons: It was never really a "quiet fan" but it wasn't too loud either.
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Overall 8

User Review

Spencer N., Newegg
26 December 2013
  • Summary: Bottom line is the value of this item is good. The quality of the mount itself is quite nice, although the fans are not made from a strong enough plastic. If I were mindful of that I would have been more careful. Though the fan broke I can not say it was the manufacturer's fault. I have the devides mounted on the exterior of my Rosewill R5 case, where there is a honeycomb style opening for increased airflow for my drives.
  • Pros: Gets to job done, when used in a push/pull configuration they work very well. The mount itself is made from sturdy and very durable metal, won't bend easy and also looks nice.
  • Cons: The fans themselves are not made from a sturdy enough material. Had one fan break from an unknown cause a week after purchase.
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Overall 6

Cools well, cheap, but somewhat defective

Brandon C., Newegg
3 July 2013
  • Summary: Not many complaints about this fan other than it's one major flaw: an excruciatingly loud and eerie shreek/buzz coming from the fans upon resuming my machine from sleep. It is so bad I thought it was my HD failing when I first heard it! Detatching and re-attatching the cooler, or even restarting the machine, seems to fix the problem, but its far too annoying to be over-looked, especially when it happens 8/10 times I resume from sleep.
  • Pros: Keeps HD cool Cheap Dual Fans
  • Cons: Molex Loud Sleeve bearing Horrible noises from startup (see other thoughts)
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Overall 8

Okay cooler

Nicholas L., Newegg
28 May 2013
  • Summary: Just buy some decent fans and these are great. Also, you may have trouble fitting them into an empty 3.5" bay so you may need to bend or cut some of the metal guides in the bay. Or just get adapters for a 5.25" bay and you'll be fine.
  • Pros: It keeps your hard drive cool, looks good, and is made with thicker metal than most brands. Other brands like the Masscool are flimsy compared to these.
  • Cons: The fans are terrible! They don't last very long before they start dying, and as they die, they get very very loud.
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Overall 4

Very high pitch .

Evan S., Newegg
11 May 2013
  • Summary: when i first installed. one of the fans was a little out of place and grinded against itself I had to bend it a little and it doesnt grind. but this fan is pretty loud going to be uninstalling.
  • Pros: keeps my HDD cool.
  • Cons: VERY loud . makes a high pitch sound..
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