Be quiet! SilentWings 2 Fan Series
"It's difficult to improve excellent things"
When be quiet! introduced the original SilentWings PC case fan series almost three years ago, it flew to the top of the 'recommended list' for serious users intent on achieving the ideal balance between silence, cooling performance and fan life. Its performance was so superior that several print and online magazines quickly named it their reference case fan. Of course, it's difficult to improve excellent things, so the pressure was really on the R&D team when it started to work on SilentWings 2. In the end, though, the pressure and hard work paid off, for they have achieved the goal of producing a clearly superior product.
No friction equals no sound
One key result is the noticeably lower noise level. SilentWings 2 uses the most advanced bearing technology on the market, called fluid dynamic bearing (FDB). The bearing essentially makes the fan float on a cushion of fluid, resulting in extremely low noise levels because there is virtually no friction to create sound. When coupled with the unique aerodynamic fan blade design be quiet! is famous for, SilentWings 2 is virtually inaudible.
"SilentWings 2 combines solid engineering, long life and incredible quietness with truly effective cooling. This unique combination of attributes not only makes it a worthy successor to original SilentWings but the superior quiet cooling solution on the market." is how Scott Richards, Global Brand Director at be quiet! announced the new series.
Over 30 years of lifetime
Another positive consequence of the new industrial grade FDB bearing technology is much longer lifetime. By eliminating direct contact between the fan shaft and the bearing, the fan lasts much longer than those with common bearings. A copper core inside the bearing makes it even more durable by improving heat transfer out of the bearing. Heavy duty lubricants also contribute to the terrific overall lifetime of 300,000 hours