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  Product:     Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior  
  Price:     $13-21 (CDN) / $12-19 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Coolink
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     March 15th, 2006
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star 

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Jakob from Coolink for sending the Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior for review.

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Introduction:

There are many applications that can stress the processor and raise temperatures, but if you had a home entertainment center which included a personal computer component, fan noise could diminish the entire experience. The personal computers of today are slightly different from the previous generation of PC's. Today's PC's are used for a wide variety of tasks in so many different scenarios. For those consumers who hate fan noise but still want modest performance there is now a silent alternative. Kolink International Corporation is a cooling specialist established in 1996 and well known among industry insiders. Throughout the years, Kolink designed and manufactured many top-performing heatsinks under various brand names that succeeded in international markets. Recently, the company has launched its Coolink-Europe division with the introduction of Coolink branded products. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating an assortment of Coolink SWiF Fans and the Silent Savior HDD cooler.

Specifications:

Coolink offers the SWiF case fans in 80mm, 92mm and 120mm sizes. Features common to all fans are a rated voltage of 12 volts, high precision double ball bearings and protective cable sleeving. The Coolink Silent Savior HDD Cooler features super-silent operation (9-16dB/A), outstanding reliability, excellent cooling performance and dead easy installation. Here are some of the specifications taken directly from the Coolink website:

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Model
Silent Savior HDD Cooler
Dimensions

115(L) x 100(W) x 23(H)

Frame

Aluminum

Size

80mm x 80mm x 25mm

Rotation Speed (RPM)

1700

Airflow (m/h)

30

Acoustical Noise (dB/A)

9-16

Input Power (W)

1.2

Input Current (A)

0.10

Voltage Range (V)

4-13

Weight / Pcs (kg)

16.5

Special Features

- Extremely silent operation (9-16dB/A) and excellent longevity thanks to the use of a Coolink SWiF 801-L quality fan with high-precision double ball bearing and 20mm height.

- 30m/h airflow ensures super cooling of your HDDs electronics, which is crucial to avoid drive failures and data loss.
- Easy installation: Just screw the Coolink Silent Savior to the bottom side of your HDD, connect the fan and you're done!
- Works with all 3,5" HDDs (use 12V for 10.000RPM+ and 7V for 7200RPM or 5400RPM drives)
- Includes screws and 7V adaptor for ultra silent mode (9dB/A)

Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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The Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior arrived in colourful black and black retail packaging with Coolink logo and product specifications located on the front. The premise behind these fans is silent performance for use with a wide variety of applications which include CPU, GPU and case cooling. By employing high precision double ball bearings, Coolink also provides a 36 month warranty that covers MTBF for 100,000 hours at 50C.

Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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The appearance of the Coolink SWiF fans are slightly different from what you would expect from standard case fans that are currently on the market. The SWiF or "Silent Whisper Fans" have a nice aesthetic appeal to them and are encased in a translucent clear housing with blue coloured fan blades. Attached to the base of the fan is a 3-pin fan header that includes wire leads for 12V (red), ground (black) and RPM sensing (yellow). In the 80mm fan series, Coolink provides 5 different fans but provided models SWiF-801 and SWiF-803. The SWiF-801 is capable of pushing 23-38 CFM at 800-1500 RPM with a noise level of 9-11 dBA. The SWiF-803 is slightly faster than the SWiF-801 and is capable of pushing 30-65 CFM at 1300-2600 RPM with a noise level of 14-26 dBA. As an added bonus the SWiF-803 also includes a PCI mounting bracket, 3 to 4-pin adapter, fan screws and adjustable fan speed control knob.

Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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Coolink SWiF Fans & Silent Savior
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The 92 fan series is almost identical to the 80mm series but with different product specifications. There are 3 different types of 92mm fans available and Coolink provided the SWiF-921 and SWiF-922. The SWiF-921 is capable of pushing 31-55 CFM at 800-1500 RPM with a noise level of 7-18 dBA. The SWiF-922 is slightly faster and is capable of pushing 42-64 CFM at 1100-1800 RPM with a noise level of 12-22 dBA. The SWiF-922 also includes a PCI mounting bracket, 3 to 4-pin adapter, fan screws and adjustable fan speed control knob.

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