Leave it to the Germans to transform a mundane hard drive rack into a
watercooled device that feels at home on the Space Shuttle. Called the Aquadrive
X4 Copper, this hard disk cooler from AquaComputer can store 4 hard disks which are cooled and
decoupled very well in the completely encapsulated case. Three 5 1/4" bays are
used and the cooler contains a fluid reservoir at the same time.
Delrin absorbs vibrations better than aluminum, and solid copper plates
inside are surrounded by a water jacket which also takes and lowers vibrations.
The inside of the case is provided with a special layer covering to take
high-frequency noises. 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.
Aquadrive Quad Copper is available for EUR
139.90. Connections are G1/4". Material:
delrin/copper/stainless steel Designed for four hard disks in three 5 1/4"
bays Capacity of the reservoir: 250 ml
AquaComputer has also introduced the new Aquagrafx 9800 GX2 for Geforce 9800GTX videocards.
The cooler is made of 2 consecutively circulated coolers made of pure copper (99.9%). The coolers are extreme thin and therefore pretty light, so the total weight is under 800 g. Copper elements are connected via a terminal made of Delrin, connectors are G 1/4". Pricing for the cooler will be 129.90 Euro.