Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5 Review


This is a pretty interesting device, given that most people that are using 2.5" drives in their systems are doing so specifically to reduce the noise, since 2.5" drives are well known for being quieter than most 3.5" hard drives. That being said, for $30-40, you might seriously want to consider simply investing in a Solid State drive which would be entirely silent, although probably smaller in size.



The Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5 is a solid product. It almost completely silenced the Momentus 7200.4 500GB notebook drive, and reduced the noise output of the louder Travelstar 7K100 by a very audible margin. There was very little increase in HDD temperature in the SQD2.5. For smaller systems, perphaps a HTPC, the SQD2.5 is a good way to get silent storage without the cost and storage limitations of an SSD.