CoolDisk makes use of thermally conductive plastic mounting structures to enable direct liquid cooling of hard disk drives. This patented innovation requires no fans and serves as both a vibration damper and heating transfer path allowing precise control of hard disk operating temperatures independent of the ambient temperatures in the data center.
This “direct-to-disk” cooling closely tracks with cooling water temperatures making possible hard disk operating temperatures of 25C and below. With the addition of a cooling water loop to the data center rack, servers with direct-to-disk cooling can be drop-in replacements for current servers.
The primary goal of this direct-to-disk cooling innovation is to extended the lifetime and decrease the failure rate of a hard disk while at the same time increasing the performance and reliability of the hard disk in service.