Summary: Very pleased with the reduction in noise these have over the original factory installed ones. They were recommended by a coworker and I had my doubts, but WOW! surpassed any expectations I could have imagined! Whisper sound from freight train!
Summary: works as expected using it on a TAZ4 3D printer, my old fan burnt out... i cant even hear the fan going over the nuise of the printer. doesnt mean the fan is quiet, just quieter than the printer. anyways so far so good.
Does what it says on the tin, not strong enough for servers.
2 February 2015
Summary: Purchased 4 of these to replace the noisy fans that came in my Nortel Baystack 5510 48 Port switch. The stock fans pushed 10.1CFM at 32.5dB, where these fans push 4.86 CFM at 19.56 dB. So yes, they make less noise, but sacrifice too much pushing power.
Summary: I'm probably an outlier, but mine vibrates a lot more that it should. I had to cut a piece of anti-vibration mat and mount it with that in between the can and the panel. I'd return it for a new one, but at $5 or so, is it really worth it?
Summary: Usage ===== This is 40mm x 20mm fan. I bought it to replace a loud fan in the Mini-ITX power supply in my home server. This is the common size fan for a Mini-ITX PSU. Noise ===== The fan is fairly quiet, but certainly not silent, I have built several very quiet home theater PCs and have experience...
Summary: This is a great fan! It worked just fine out of the box and is very quiet. This fan would be good for a lot of purposes, one of which being a small case-mounted cooling fan for a Raspberry Pi. So why did I give it 4 stars? I purchased two of these fans for my 3D printer.
Extremely quiet! But will it remain quiet for all 30000 hours?
J. Dlouhy, Amazon
7 August 2014
Summary: Ordered two of these for an older Mini ITX - Atom 330 based Shuttle machine. The PS is external, the only fan in the case (a 40x40x10 attached to the north bridge heat sink) was well past its prime.
Summary: I purchased three of these 40mm fans to replace three noisy fans in a 24 port Netgear port smart switch. These fans, do not come with the third wire for variable control, so they run at maximum rpm all the time. Even with three of them, my switch almost sounds fanless.
Worked great to cool down my Northbridge. Scythe is a reliable brand.
Peter Chan, Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: Put this on my northbridge of my gigabyte DS3L motherboard with a zip tie. Scythe fans are quiet and seem to last a long time without breaking down. Something you need on a machine that is running all the time.