Actually, no. Not all fans are created equal, as ENERMAX is keen to show with its Twister fans, considering them to be a good deal better than the average.
The Twister uses custom-designed fins that feature a slight kink. ENERMAX reckons this makes for a quieter fan at a given RPM. Interestingly, the ball bearings are situated in the body rather than fins.
You may think that the pre-cut ENERMAX logo around the periphery of the body is for aesthetic purposes only. However, ENERMAX claims that it aids cooling by allowing air to escape from a part of the body that's normally deflecting it back into the fins.
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The Twister range will be available in the all the usual sizes. Pricing to be confirmed.
The ENERMAX JAZZ external enclosure grabbed our attention with its eye-catching design and wholly screwless installation. Simply place your 3.5in drive on to a couple of rails in the enclosure, slide the lid on top and lock. The lid closes such that, for want of a better description, the drive is squashed and secured into place.
The JAZZ is available in all the usual connectivity flavours, including eSATA.