Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler

Introduction

Introduction Scythe logo
 
When it comes to cooling your rig probably one of the easiest bits of hardware that we forget to consider is the humble hard drive. For those of you with Western Digital Raptors or the newer Velociraptors, you'll immediately understand just how much heat these high performance Hard Disk Drives can produce.
 
Currently there are quite a few solutions available on the market which promise to effectively cool hard drives, but which in reality, do little more than create additional noise. Scythe, fortunately has come to the rescue with a product that promises to both cool your toasty storage devices as well as quieten them.
 
Scythe Himuro HDD coolerToday we have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to review Scythe' latest addition to their hard drive cooling line - the Scythe Himuro. The Scythe Himuro is an parallel or serial ATA compatible 3.5inch hard disk enclosure that features an anti-vibration mounting system.
 
Incidentally, the name 'Himuro' comes from the old time Japanese preservation storage for snow and ice. Now that sounds promising.
 
Let's see what Scythe has to say about the Scythe Himuro:
 
Flexible Mounting System
By integrating the flexible mounting legs into this product, user can mount this Hard Disk cooler in the desired position inside the PC case.

Compatible to Parallel & Serial
Compatible to both parallel and serial ATA 3.5inch Hard Disk up to 10,000rpm.

Cooling-n-Silence
Including the anti-vibration mounting legs to contribute to absorb the vibration from Hard Disk, which leads to silence your Hard Disk.
 
Let's begin today's review by taking a look at the Scythe Himuro's specifications which were unashamedly copied from Scythe' product page...
 
 
Specifications
 
Model Name:
Himuro Hard Disk Cooler

Model Number:
SCH-1000

Compatibility:
Parallel and Serial ATA 3.5inch Hard Disk

Dimension:
132x178x41mm / 5.2” x 7” x 1.61” (Overall Dimension)

Material:
Aluminum

Weight:
790g / 25.5oz

Installation Manual:
Himuro Hard Disk Cooler Manual (English/French/German/Spanish)
 
There's nothing particularly noteworthy here so let's head over the page to have a closer look at our review specimen...
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Most Recent Comments

13-07-2008, 06:28:14

PV5150
Will the stylish Scythe Himuro deliver reduced operating temperatures for your HDD's?

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...151836587s.gif

Check out the review

13-07-2008, 06:55:21

w3bbo
Nice review PV. Seems that if you have a noisy HD (Raptors?) then this might be worth considering but for quiet drives there is little point to it.

I'm not keen on losing a number of drivebays to fit them either.

13-07-2008, 07:02:07

PV5150
Thanks mate. Yeah the Himuro certainly works better at quietening them down than cooling them. Disappointing considering it's marketed predominantly as a HDD cooler

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='webbo'
I'm not keen on losing a number of drivebays to fit them either.
Agreed

13-07-2008, 07:05:36

PV5150
Thanks mate. Yeah the Himuro certainly works better at quietening them down than cooling them. Disappointing considering it's marketed predominantly as a HDD cooler

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='webbo'
I'm not keen on losing a number of drivebays to fit them either.
Agreed

13-07-2008, 07:32:07

Silentsnake
that is disappointing lol... its as if they thinkthat they can stick fins on anything and say look this will cool this part down...

agree with webbo

btw nice review

16-07-2008, 16:36:21

Luigi
Ooh nice review

Although, my only gripe, Im sure the heat is on the bottom of a HDD?

03-03-2014, 12:03:00

HandsomeVoice
Hi, I have a question about Scythe Himuro
Once it is installed in the computer, it seems like the Himuro can slide around because of the feet?
Even after the feet are screwed into the computer can the Himuro still slide back and forth? That would be bad

03-03-2014, 12:07:12

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by HandsomeVoice View Post
Hi, I have a question about Scythe Himuro
Once it is installed in the computer, it seems like the Himuro can slide around because of the feet?
Even after the feet are screwed into the computer can the Himuro still slide back and forth? That would be bad
Sadly dude this was reviewed 6 years ago so you wont be able to get an answer from the reviewer, hes not even around anymore
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