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Scythe Announces Himuro Mini HDD Cooler and Noise-Dampener

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  1. btarunr

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    Cooling expert Scythe is hereby announcing a smaller version of the Himuro HDD Cooler. New Himuro Mini is designed to cool and silence 2,5 inch Hard Drives. Users are able to install standard 2,5" Hard Drives with a thickness of up to 13 millimeter. Alike the former announced Himuro HDD Cooler, this smaller version is manufactured using high quality aluminum which is forming a chassis thickness of around 2 mm. This results in an overall product weight of 280 gram.

    Himuro Mini is based on a design of two separate aluminum shells which are covering the Hard Drive and are fixed by screws. In order to reduce vibrations and noise coming from the HDD, thermal compound pads are included and vary depending on HDD thickness. Furthermore all inner sides are covered by thermal compound pads to achieve effective heat transfer to the fin structure on the outside of Himuro Mini chassis.

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    To minimize the transfer of vibration from the Hard Drive to the PC Case, 4 pieces Anti-Vibration Screw Blocks made of rubber are located on the 2 mounting sides of Himuro Mini. These Anti-Vibration Screw Blocks can be adjusted flexibly depending on the PC Case for mounting into a free 3.5" bay. New Himuro Mini is available starting this week for 14,25 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX). For more information, visit the product page.
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    Wait... what?

    Come on Scythe, let's get some value out of it! With a larger rear cut-out we could fit two drives in there, then you might attract those with SSD's as well as those with loud 2.5" drives Velociraptors.
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    I wish someone would make a anti-vibration sistem that fites into regular HDD bay. Now i have to use elastic straps in which HDD is hanging. My case has rubber washers for HDD case screws but it's still vibrating badly... With elastic straps, i can't hear anything a all.
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    Dont really see the need for this, mechanical hdd keep getting silenter and cooler, my case is very silent and has 4 hdd without any fancy hdd noise\vibration suppression, the hdds are very silent, and in most cases fans will be louder than the hdd, this might make sense for extreme hdd like those 10\15k rpm...
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    Well when you have fairly silent system, even brand new drives are rather noisy. I have WD Caviar Black 2TB and even though the drive is silent by itself, when under heavy load i still hear grinding noise which is a bit annoying.
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    well blacks arent known for being silent, i also have a 640Gb black, its the noisiest i have, but had 2 80GB hitachi that where quite lout, almost annoying, 500GB single plate drives are near silent...
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    Well 2TB behemoth has 4 platters... And as i said, just spinning the platters is not noisy, reading and writing is. Opposed to for example Samsung 750GB that i had before which had awful resonating sound with interval pauses even when idling. That was driving me insane.
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    Im planing to buy a 2TB 5900RPM seagate, fast enough and silent, to replace "slow to death" 3 plater 1TB WD green, the Seagate should be silenter, fresher and less power hungry than the black you using, for storage is perfect...

    Guess the only really silent ones are the ssd's, so some people might not be quite satisfied if they choose a fast but a little noisy drive and like their silent like i do...
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    Silenter? No freakin' way. WD drives this gen are so loud. 640 gen was fine, this gen they sacrificed noise to get a speed boost at the same rpm. This isn't just the blacks either, my new sata 6 1 tb blue is actually a little louder than my sata 6 black. I don't get people that don't notice this noise. The only time I find it hard to notice is when the tv is really turned up and there's people talking in the next room. Turn off the tv and at night it can make a pretty huge racket when it's doing any work.
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    im used to single platers, they are silent, even hanging on the dock, i use single platers as workhorses...

    These adapters are for 2.5 hdds, who uses those in desktops anyway, at least mechanical ones, unless ssd's are hot enough to need special cooling...
    Maybe those velociraptors could be used, but those come with their own 3.5 heatsink anyway...
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    Pointless product is pointless, the raptor drives wouldn't even fit they are 2.5" but 2~2.5 times as thick
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    I presume it should be "noise damper". :)
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    I really don't see much in the way of sales with this product.
    I think their gigantic CPU coolers will have more buyers.

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