Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler

Installation

Installation
 
I've included an image to illustrate the difference between installing a HDD into the Scythe Himuro, compared to installing one into the Scythe Quiet Drive. Thankfully installation is a lot less fiddly with the Himuro. The main difference between the two is the lack a separate enclosure on the himuro (far left) and the fact that the Himuro comes with the thermal sheeting already attached. That's saved us five minutes for starters.
 
Scythe Quiet Drive vs Himuro comparison
 
I don't happen to have any WD Raptors kicking around the house, so an 80GB WD Caviar SE will have to suffice. I wanted to be able to monitor the temperature of the hard drive with my Scythe Kama Meter so I have installed a thermal probe on the top of the Caviar with some adhesive tape.
 
WD Caviar WD Caviar with thermal probe
 
With the thermal probe installed the next step is to position the hard drive onto the base of the Scythe Himuro, making sure that you have the same margin between the left and right hand side of hard drive and the base of the Himuro.  Once you're happy with the position of the hard drive, it's time to place the top of the Himuro on and screw the two halves together with the included black screws.
 
Caviar inserted into base Lid on and screwed together
 
With the HDD installed nice and snugly into the Scythe Himuro, all that is left is to get it installed into your chosen chasis and then power it up. I did find the anti-vibration blocks on the Scythe Himuro a little fiddly when installing mine as the snug fit between the sides of the drivebay and the rubber mounts caused them to move quite a bit. Just something to remember if you decide to purchase the Scythe Himuro.
 
Scythe Himuro alkternative view Scythe Himuro installed
 
With the Scythe Himuro installed; powered up and the thermal probe connected it does look quite fitting as part of my test rig's front fascia don't you think? I quite like the look and the gaps between the fins means that there will still be air movement past the enclosure itself.
 
Let's head over the page to see how the Scythe Himuro performs in the testing phase...
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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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