Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler
So how did the Scythe Himuro perform in today's review?
The build quality of the Scythe Himuro is very good and it certainly looks the part in my opinion. The slick looking black Aluminium enclosure and large cooling fins would certainly lend itself well to a HTPC build, where passive and quiet are predominantly the key. I really like the look of the Himuro over and above the Scythe Quiet Drive.
Unfortunately in today's testing, the Scythe Himuro failed to provide the cooling performance that we had expected. As a result the dream remains unrealised. That's not to say that the Himuro won't provide effective cooling for your HDD, it's just that Scythe has an uphill battle trying to market a cooler that doesn't provide better temperatures than the stock, uncooled equivalent. However, if silence is more your thing and slightly elevated temperatures isn't an issue then you may well consider the Scythe Himuro.
In conclusion, when we consider the Scythe Himuro's performance as a whole it begs the question of whether it's worth the asking price of 20 Quid. Given the elevated temperatures during today's testing I'm inclined to say no. However, if the Himuro's good looks and near silent operation appeal to you then it's your call.
The Scythe Himuro Hard Disk Cooler can be purchased from Quietpc.com
for £19.99 inc. 17.5% VAT
+ Build Quality
+ Significantly reduces HDD noise
+ Relative ease of installation
* Slightly lacking in accessories
- Elevated temperatures
Overclock3D would like to thank Scythe EU
for providing today's review sample
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