Scythe Quiet Drive


So how well did the Scythe Quiet Drive perform in todays review?
If you are looking for near silent operation from your hard drive/s then the Scythe Quiet Drive could well be worth a serious look. Admittedly, your hard drive/s will run that little bit warmer due to the lack of active cooling from the unit, but they will run incredibly quietly. Some may argue the validity of using the Quiet Drive, but in my opinion those who prefer near silence from their system it's worth the outlay.
Overall presentation of the Quiet Drive is nothing short of what we've come to expect from Scythe. Through the use of quality materials and sturdy construction, the Quiet Drive could potentially provide you with a lifetime of silent and passive cooling for your disk drives.
Scythe has priced the Quiet Drive quite competitively in my opinion, and it can be purchased from for a reasonable £24.01 inc. 17.5% VAT.
The Good
• Quality construction.
• Excellent noise reduction.
• Price.
• Ease of use.
The Mediocre
• Weighty.
• HDD's run a little warmer.
• Requires a spare 5.25" drive bay which may become an issue in a SFF chassis.
The Bad
• Nothing to report.
Recommended Award
Overclock3D would like to thank Scythe-EU for providing the review sample
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Most Recent Comments

24-01-2008, 05:03:06

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.Quote

24-01-2008, 05:07:16

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.Quote

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