Pros: When i received these fans i didn't expect much, i mean i mostly bought them because they were cheap and boy do they look pretty cheap, but let me tell you these things have put in work since i've used them. My hard drive used to be sitting idle at 40+ on hot days and 42ish on normal days (i live...
Cons: The colors dont really mesh well together. They look like something someone may have built from an array of different colored parts. they would of looked much cooler with black fans and a white case or something that collaborates together better than peach pink and blue.
Summary: Instead of this unit, buy the unit listed at this link..... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233080
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 ju...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pros: Keeps HD cool Cheap Dual Fans
Cons: Molex Loud Sleeve bearing Horrible noises from startup (see other thoughts)
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.