Scythe Quiet Drive

Installation

Installation
 
I have chosen to install a Seagate 80GB 7200.10 SATA II HDD in the Scythe Quiet Drive. But the Scythe Quiet Drive will take both SATA and PATA drives.
 
Seagate SATA
 
The HDD is installed into the inner casing by 6 x screws. The orientation of the HDD really doesn't matter, provided that the connectors for the HDD are at the open end of the casing...obviously.
 
Internal casing
 
The first sheet of anti-vibration rubber/thermal sheeting goes down for the inner casing to rest on.
 
anti-vibration rubber
 
The inner casing sits snugly into the outer casing and the second sheet of anti-vibration rubber/thermal sheeting sits on top.
 
inner casing installed
 
The top of the outer casing can now be screwed into place via the 6 supplied screws. The lid does give some resistance when trying to screw it all together, but at the same time, it is comforting to know that the thermal sheeting is making contact with the inside of the lid. The HDD and inner casing are now effectively floating between a sandwich of anti-vibration rubber.
 
Outer caing top Quiet drive rear
 
You can see from the shot of the rear that the foam rubber completely seals the cables protruding from the rear of the HDD, which again should help reduce the amount of noise emitted from the drive.
 
close-up of hybrid plug
 
I have included a close-up image of the hybrid SATA/Power plug for those interested. All that's needed now is to install the Quiet Drive into a spare 5.25" drive bay.
 
Let's head over the page to see how we're going to test the Scythe Quiet Drive, and how it performs...
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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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