Scythe Mini Kaze 50mm Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2010-05-26

The Mini Kaze 50 mm from Scythe is a perfect choice for adding a bit of airflow in those hard to reach places, without impact the noise level. They can be used as extra chipset fans, replacement for external HDD case fans, or a replacement fans for small ITX cases.

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Introduction & Specs


Madshrimps (c)

At first I want to thank the Scythe representatives for allowing me to test their Mini Kaze 50mm fans.

Madshrimps (c)

About the Scythe Company

Scythe Co., Ltd., (Registered and incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started its business operation in Japan's famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in the metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products from the latest computer parts to the world's most advanced high-tech electric devices.

Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business since November, 2002 as a distributor and the manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support.

Features and Specifications

2-Way Usage:
Including 2-pin to 3-pin adaptor, this fan can be versatile for using as a chipset fan, replacement for external HDD case fan, or a replacement fan for removable case.

High performance at low volume:
The cooling fan uses an optimized speed of 4,500 rpm in order to minimize the produced noise level at highest performance.
Model Name: Mini Kaze 50 mm Fan
Model Number: SY501012M
Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 10 mm / 1.96 x 1.96 x 0.39 in
Fan Speed: 4,500 rpm (±10%)
Fan Noise: 26.09 dB/A
Airflow: 9.42 CFM = 16 m³/h
Rated Voltage: 10.8 ~ 13.2 V
Rated Current: 0.06 A
Connector: 2-pin (3-pin adaptor included, no RPM readout)
Bearing Type: Sleeve Bearing
MTBF: 30,000 hours

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Comment from Oberon @ 2010/05/26
Any word on the noise generated by these fans? I've been looking for a small, quiet fan to drop on top of my NB heatsink to try and bring its temp down (my CPU is water cooled, so it doesn't get much airflow and idles around 55C).
Comment from jmke @ 2010/05/26
If they tested these fans in the same test room as their 120mm fans, it seems their 26dBA readings places it between a 1200rpm and 1600rpm 120MM fan