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Spire reveals nano-ceramic bearing fans

Posted on Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 22:05:18 CEST by

The Tech Report noticed Spire showcased a new fan at Computex with nano-ceramic bearing, a new technology that promises longer operation and better resistance to high temperatures.
What you don't see is the "nano-ceramic" bearing, which is coated with tiny, lubricating particles that purportedly offer excellent long-term durability. Spire boasts that the bearings have an average service life of over 70,000 hours, which works out to roughly eight years. The company also claims that the ceramic bearings are more resistant to higher temperatures than traditional designs.

The Nano-Bearing fan will first be available in a 120-mm size, although Spire may also offer a 140-mm version. Power is provided by a four-pin PWM header, and Spire says the fan has a lower start-up voltage than typical spinners. As has become fashionable, the fan features rubber dampers at its corners. If you want to lock down the fan tightly, the dampers can be popped off. The center of the fan can be removed for cleaning, as well.



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