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Aquadrive X4 - watercooling for hard drives

Posted on Monday, April 07 2008 @ 02:37:55 CEST by

German watercooling firm Aqua Computer released a new watercooling product for hard drives. Their new Aquadrive X4 copper has an integrated 250ml fluid reservoir and can take up to four hard drives which are cooled in a completely encapsulated case that has to be mounted in three 5.25" drive bays.
This new star of our hard disk series uses delrin as case material which takes vibrations better than aluminum due to its structure. Solid copper plates are used inside. Their weight approximately corresponds to the weight of an aquadrive dual aluminium. In turn these are surrounded by a water jacket which also takes and lowers vibrations. The whole aquadrive is kept in the already approved rubber components which decouple it from the case. The inside of the case is provided with a special layer covering to take high-frequency noises.

To be able to take SATA and ATA plates without too big case openings, the openings are executed ex works for SATA as of now and can be used for ATA drives by breaking them out.

The integrated fluid reservoir is filled by an enclosed squeeze bottle at the front. By two tubes the two reservoirs are communicating with each other so that the filling level compensates itself. The current water level can comfortably be read in the right profile. A little red ball indicates the fill level.
The aquadrive X4 is available for 139EUR.



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