Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler

Packaging

Packaging
 
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.
 
Scythe Himuro front of box Scythe Himuro rear of box
 
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.
 
Scythe internal packaging Scythe Himuro contents
Scythe Quiet Drive contents
 
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.
 
Himuro top view Himuro end view
 
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.
 
Himuro bottm internal shot Himuro internal top shot
 
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.
 
Flexible mounting system
 
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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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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