Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler
Taking a look at the Himuro's packaging you can see that Scythe has chosen to run with a simple black and white them, albeit with the usual array of advertising splashed all over the box. The front of the box features a picture of the Scythe Himuro, where-as the rear provides a rundown on the specifications and the Scythe Himuro's features.
The Himuro is thoughtfully packaged as we've come to expect from Scythe. The unit itself is sandwiched between a folded cardboard insert and the installtion manual sits on top. The folded cardboard that houses the Scythe Himuro doubles as impact protection, as well as housing the included screws.
I must admit to feeling a little underwhelmed with the accessories that Scythe included with the Scythe Himuro. When you compare this to what was included with the Scythe Quiet Drive
(picture above) that I reviewed earlier, it does seem very lacking. With the Scythe Quiet Drive you are provided with a 1 x 4-pin molex and hybrid SATA/Power lead; why couldn't Scythe have included the same accessories here?
I have listed the contents of the Scythe Himuro's packaging below:
* 1 x Scythe Himuro HDD Cooler
* Installation manual
* Screws for both the Himuro lid and for installtion into a 5.25" drivebay
A Closer Look
Leaving the spartan accessories behind us, let's take a closer look at the Scythe Himuro HDD Cooler. The Scythe Himuro is a very classy looking unit, especially if first impressions are anything to go by. I love the black! The shell itself is constructed entirely of Aluminium and features fins to facilitate thermal conduction.
You'll notice that the Scythe Himuro has a bed of foam on the bottom to help reduce noise emitted from your HDD's motor, and both the sides and top have sheets of thermal conductive sheeting permanently attached. This is a welcome inclusion and I much prefer it already installed instead of having to do it myself as with the Quiet Drive. The thermal conductive sheeting will transfer heat from your HDD directly to the Scythe Himuro's surface. Effectively making it one big, passive heatsink.
One of the key features of the Scythe Himuro is the flexible mounting system. When Scythe say flexible mounting system it means four square blocks of rubber that will slide along the fins on the cooler itself. The rubber blocks also double as an anti-vibration mechanism, where vibration is absorbed by the rubber instead of being directly transferred to your chassis.
Now that we've gotten a little better acquainted with the Scythe Himuro, let's see how easily it is to install.
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