Date: January 18th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: Thermaltake
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THERMALTAKE CORPORATE PROFILE
Management for PC & Industrial Market. Its Engineering Staffs masters in Airflow Analysis, Material Conductivity and Heat Dissipation Efficiency. Thermaltake offers a wide range of products and services, providing effective and cost-conscious cooling devices. The Thermaltake Incorporation, based in Taipei, Taiwan is the global leader Thermal Solution and Thermal Company has more than 1,000 employees worldwide supporting customers from its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, as well as from offices in China, Europe and United States Continent.
Ok, I admit it. I'm a control freak. When it comes to my computer I want to control everything that I can, especially temperature and fan noise. Virtually since its inception, Thermaltake has been a significant player in supplying quiet cooling solutions to the PC enthusiast. The first Hardcano was one of their earlier products and was basically a hard drive cooler with a fan and some temperature sensors designed to occupy a 5.25 inch bay. From these beginnings the Hardcano has added features, dropped features and changed appearance many times in its evolution into the Hardcano 13 we're going to look at in this review. The Hardcano 12 generated a lot of excitement and got rave reviews when it was introduced last year, let's see if the 13 proves to be a step up the evolutionary ladder.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Specifications for the Hardcano 13 are very similar to its predecessor but include a couple of new features. In addition to the familiar four temperature sensors, four fan speed control and alarm function, a 6 in 1 card reader (supporting CF, SM, MMC, SD, MS, MS PRO, Microdrive) and a redesigned display with your choice of eight backlight colors have been included.