Our test candidate is a Western Digital 74Gb Raptor SATA hard drive. The TTC-HD92 was installed in less than a minute, all it takes is 6 screws to secure the aluminium heatsink to the bottom of the HDD.
While the hottest area of a hard drive are mostly the sides, Titan decided to focus on the bottom PCB part to help extra heat from the spinning HDD platters.
The thermal pad is quite thick and when the heatsink is screwed on tight you’ll see the pad being deformed, underneath the heatsink the pad will fill almost all the holes and provide better contact with the PCB chips.
Its low profile allow it to be used in your current 3.5” HDD rack without issue. The TTC-HD92 equipped Raptor was slid back into the case without issue.TTC-HD90 Installation
The larger Titan unit requires a bit more work, but it’s all very straight forward. You install the hard drive between the two aluminium heatsinks and screw it all together.
The HDD in place, a thermal pad at the top helps heat transfer
The second part of the TTC-HD90 installed, also here a thermal pad is present; so the HDD is squeezed between the top and lower heatsink, the sides of the HDD are not touching the TTC-HD90.
As you can see, the power and data connections are kept free:
You now just have to find a spare 5.25” bay and slide the unit in place.
Onto the competition ->