Scythe Quiet Drive


Scythe is a name synonymous with aftermarket cooling hardware. I would like to wager that there aren't too many PC enthusiasts who hadn't at least seen, owned or heard about this well known Japanese based company's products.
While many of you would be familiar with their  vast range of well-performing CPU heatsinks, Scythe also caters for other PC hardware and effectively cooling it. Today we have been fortunate enough to have been supplied with Scythe's Quiet Drive, a fanless HDD chassis.
Scythe Quiet Drive make up
Anyway, let's have a look at the Scythe Quiet Drive's specifications...
The Scythe Quiet Drive's specifications were taken directly, and unashamedly, from the product's webpage
Model Name: Quiet Drive

Model #: SQD-1000

Manufacturer: Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan

Dimensions: 145 x 198 x 36.5mm

Hard Disk Type: Parallel & Serial ATA

Case Bay: Standard 5.25" Bay

Weight: 860g

Core Structure: Quadruple with Double Noise Reduction, Heat Diffusion & Anti-Vibration

Cooling: Double Heat Diffusion Method + Thermal Conductive Sheet

Mounting: Float Mounting Method
I have no doubt after looking at the Quiet Drive that it will reduce HDD noise quite significantly, but how the temperatures will fair I guess we'll have to wait and see. One other thing that should be mentioned here that isn't in the specifications above, is whether or not the Quiet Drive is suitable for high RPM drives like the Cheetah. Incidentally, Scythe also manufactures a 2.5" Quiet Drive for those who require it.
Let's head over the page to have a look at the Scythe Quiet Drive's packaging, and the unit itself in a little more detail.
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Most Recent Comments

24-01-2008, 10:03:06

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, 10:07:16

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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