Grow Up Japan Smart Drive Classic SATA HDD Silencer- Replaces the GUP Japan Smart Drive Neo SATA HDD Silencer
The Smart Drive Classic SATA HDD Silencer offers an almost total elimination of running noise from a conventional spindle hard disk and also assists with cooling it safely.
SSD drives may be the future as far as speed an silence are concerned, but for sheer capacity, they can't come close to a conventional spindle HDD. Silence your HDD once and for all with Grow Up Japan's flagship SATA HDD enclosure with its unique internal drive heatsink.
Smart Drive Classic
The issue of noise from hard drives has remained a long-established barrier to the dream of owning a silent PC. The whir and whine from a drive's constantly-spinning platters and clicking from its head-seek can soon become annoying to anyone who values a quiet life whilst they use their PC. And pity the user whose PC has more than one drive! As you would expect, we have offered several solutions to this problem over the years, but we have yet to come across a product as effective as the Smart Drive from an unusually-named Tokyo-based company called "Grow Up Japan".
Smart Drive Classic Retail Box
The Smart Drive offers the very highest level of silencing and heat dissipation for your valuable hard drive. It is presented as a tidy-looking acoustically-sealed enclosure for any 3.5 inch hard drive which can then be mounted in a standard 5.25" (DVD drive-sized) bay. However, what makes the product stand out is its attention to detail as far as design is concerned. The Smart Drive's product designers have stopped at nothing in implementing design features to reduce noise and increase cooling in every way possible.
Other HDD silencing products tackle the issue of heat extraction in a variety of ways, including the use of heatpipes, vented openings and fan-assisted cooling. However, the Smart Drive uses none of these compromises and delivers both brilliant silence and excellent cooling. Even toasty-running 10,000 and 15,000 rpm hard drives such as WD's Raptor series can be safely silenced! In fact, using the product with these incredibly loud drives gives a very dramatic benefit, so at last you can have both performance and quietness.
Kit includes screws and power/data pass-through cables
One other problem with some cheaper HDD enclosures is that they do nothing to dampen the low-frequency vibrational noise from the hard drive. This typically manifests itself as a hum or rumbling noise, and can be amplified by the PC chassis. However, the Smart Drive addresses this issue very effectively through its use of soft heat-conductive materials and sheer mass - the product weighs over 600 grams! And one other benefit of using a hard drive enclosure is that the product brings benefits in terms of sealing the drive from harmful effects of dust which can prevent dissipation of heat.
Example installation showing power/data cable connection method
The Smart Drive has undergone several minor design refinements over its lifetime and has now reached the pinnacle of a brilliantly engineered and executed solution. Despite its high price, Smart Drive sales in Japan and the USA have now reached nearly 100,000 units and we are proud to bring this product to the UK for the benefit of customers who demand the best. And because it is built like a tank, we are sure you will enjoy the benefit of the product for many years to come as you transfer it from PC to PC when you upgrade. Definitely a Smart Choice!2022
- Flagship high-performance hard drive silencer/cooler
- Almost total elimination of noise from spindle and head servo
- Compatible with all SATA 3.5" drives (even 15,000 rpm)
- Simple installation/removal mechanism for 5.25" bay mounting
- Future-proof: reusable for many years to come
|Material||Aluminium and steel (1.6mm)|
|Dimensions||176 x 145 x 38 (L x W x H)|
|Manufacturer||Grow Up Japan Inc., Tokyo, Japan|
|Hard Disk Type||3.5" SATA|
|Case Bay||Standard 5.25" Bay|
Smart Drive Classic x (2)
Smart Drive Classic x (2)
John Brorens - Posted: 21 Aug 2012 08:59
Easy to install huge noise reduction but I can sill here it in a quiet room.