Scythe Quiet Drive

Packaging and A Closer Look

Packaging
 
The Scythe Quiet Drive comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard box that displays the usual amount of advertising that we have come to expect from Scythe.
 
Quiet Drive packaging front Quiet Drive packaging rear
Quiet Drive packaging side
 
The unit itself is housed within wafers of styrofoam around the sides. This should adequately protect the unit if dropped during transit, but the lack of polystyrene packaging on the top and bottom of the box offers little protection should something sharp pierce it. All things considered, and the fact that the Quiet Drive is aluminium, means it should arrive safely at your doorstep.
 
After extracting the Quiet Drive and its accompanying accessories from the safety of its box, this is what you are greeted by.
 
Quiet Drive contents Installation manual
 
The included installation manual is quite easy to follow, even in its multi-lingual format. The included images at each stage of the assembly also helps to make things easier to follow.
 
Included in the Scythe Quiet Drive packaging is:
 
* Inner HDD housing;
* Outer Aluminium housing;
* 2 x sheets of Thermal Conductive Sheeting;
* 1 x 4-pin molex;
* 1 x hybrid SATA/Power lead;
* Instruction manual;
* Screws for inner/outer housing, and installing into your chosen chassis.
 
Let's take a look at the Scythe Quiet Drive in a little more detail.
 
A Closer Look
 
The Scythe Quiet Drive feels very sturdy and well made; something that we've come to expect from Scythe.
 
Scythe Quiet Drive outer casing Scythe Quiet Drive side view
 
The Scythe Quiet drive is intended to be used as an internal 5.25" bay device, and is designed to reduce/eliminate HDD noise. The Quiet Drive will appeal to those who prefer their PC's to be as near to silent as possible, or those who use HTPC's.
 
Dense foam walls SATA/Power hybrid connector
 
The interior walls of the Quiet drive are well padded with high density foam that looks very much like Neoprene. The thickness of the foam should help alleviate any HDD noise.
 
The power connector that Scythe has supplied with the Quiet Drive is quite novel in that the the SATA plug and SATA power connector are housed together in an hybrid fashion.
 
Let's head over the page to see how easy it is to get a HDD all decked out in the Scythe Quiet Drive...
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Most Recent Comments

24-01-2008, 04:51:53

PV5150
Do you value silence from your PC? Do you dislike noisy hard drives? If so, Scythe can help alleviate the problem with the Quiet Drive.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...072603707s.jpg

Scythe Quiet Drive

24-01-2008, 05:03:06

Rastalovich
Had a quick read through this excellent reviewage from the PV.

I`m very supprized it doesn`t get hotter, and getting hotter bothers me with drives.

Bothers me further the manufs temp specs now being 0-60 when it used to be 75.

For a 1 or 2 drive install, in a nice spacial case, u`d get away with it I`m sure.

I`ve got about a dozen drives thrashing away, with 120mm fans behind them, and they boast 40-something degrees. Take the fans away and they get stoopid hot.

24-01-2008, 05:07:16

PV5150
Thanks Rast Yes I was surprised that the drive didn't get hotter too, but the Quiet Drive does do the job well of removing the heat away from the drive. As I said in the review both SpeedFan (latest non-beta version) and S.M.A.R.T reported identical temps during testing.
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