Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler


Testing & Results
I decided to compare the Scythe Himuro against the Scythe Quiet Drive; considering that they are both designed to do the same job essentially. I will be looking at idle and load temperatures between the two units to see which provides the better temperature reduction. The test setup for today's review has been included below:
Intel Q6600 Quad-core processor @ 2.4Ghz
ASUS P5B Deluxe wifi/App motherboard
Scythe Orochi CPU Cooler
Palit 8600GT graphics card
Antec Earthwatts 500W PSU
Thermaltake Xaser VI Super Tower Chassis
2GB OCZ PC2-6400 FlexXLC RAM
80GB Western Digital Caviar SE HDD.
Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler
Scythe Quiet Drive
Everest Temperature Reporting OSD Idle and load temperatures will be recorded using Everest Ultimate Edition 4.20's S.M.A.R.T monitoring facility. Ambient and case temperatures will be measured using a common household mercury thermometer. Ambient temperature at the time of testing was a cool 19 degree's Celcius and case temperature ranged between 22.8 and 23 degree's Celcius
Idle temperatures will be recorded 20 minutes after the test computer has hit the desktop, which allows for tempuratures to normalise. Load temperatures will be recorded after 30 minutes gaming on Call of Duty 4.
At the conclusion of testing the Scythe Himuro, the HDD will be swapped over into the Scythe Quiet Drive and the testing process repeated.
Let's move on to see how the Scythe Himuro performed...
Idle temperature chart
Load temperature chart
Disappointingly, we see elevated temperatures at both idle and loaded states with the Scythe Himuro. Admittedly the results are slightly better than the Scythe Quiet Drive, but still, the Scythe Himuro hasn't reduced the temperatures on our test HDD.
On a positive note I did notice that the Scythe Himuro provided a considerable improvement in the 'quietness' of the hard drive.
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Most Recent Comments

13-07-2008, 06:28:14

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

Check out the reviewQuote

13-07-2008, 06:55:21

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.Quote

13-07-2008, 07:02:07

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

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

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