If you have replaced your iMac’s Hard Drive with a new Hard Drive or a SSD and the fan has started running at full speed creating a lot of noise, HDD Fan Control will control the fan speed in relation to the drives temperature, preventing the loud noise whilst keeping your drive safe.
iMac HDD Fan Control does not require Apple’s temperature sensor or cable to obtain the drives temperature as it uses the S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) protocol built into all drives, this means you no longer need the temperature sensor or cable for the fan to operate correctly.
Simply download, install, and enjoy the peace and quiet of your iMac again.
Here are some key features of "HDD Fan Control":
· Controls Hard Drive Fan Speed Directly.
· HDD Fan Control will adjust the fan speed taking into account the Hard Drives Temperature.
· Obtains Hard Drives Temperature using the S.M.A.R.T Interface so no need for the missing Apple temperature sensor, or cable.
· Runs at startup, so will work even when user is not logged in.
· Has fail safe feature to allow fan to go to full speed should it not be able to obtain temperature readings to protect the drive.
· Can be used with SSD’s.
· Can be used with SSD’s and Hard Drives that do not provide temperature values in a cut down mode.
· Preference Pane allows user to set desired temp/speed relationship for their specific drive and or requirements.
· Small footprint, uses very little resources and is conservative with S.M.A.R.T interface use.
· NOTE: If using DEMO mode, you have 1 hour to test the software and make sure it controls your fan as you want. After this HDD Fan Control will still show your HDD's Temperature and Fan Speed but it will NOT control the fans.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Extra fan control for SSD’s that do not provide temperature data over S.M.A.R.T, allowing any HDD or SSD to be protected from overheating whilst keeping the fan quiet.
· Also improves the default settings, as after extensive testing we have optimized the settings for most users.