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HDD Fan Control controls fan speed in relation to drive temperature. 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, preventing the loud noise whilst keeping your drive safe.

NOTE: This app is specifically designed to control your HDD Fan using your drives S.M.A.R.T data for iMacs with replacement drives which no longer provide correct temperature data to Apple's sensor.

HDD Fan Control will run the fan at the correct speed, and keep your more...

What's New

Version 2.5:
  • Added support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iMac

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Moxiesozo Member IconComment+152
Moxiesozo
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Do yourself, and your wallet, a favor. Bypass this software and instead surf to exirion.net to download & install the FREE, and excellent, SSD Fan Control software. Works perfectly fine with HDD's as well.

(Just a satisfied end-user of SSD Fan Control; NOT a hater of HDD Fan Control.)

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Version 2.5
JamesTomk Member IconReview+0
JamesTomk
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I purchased this app after trying out the demo. The demo seemed to work, but now my fan is back to full speed. I've tried adjusting settings in Preferences (btw i think that interface is well designed), but to no affect.

The menu-bar display says my fan should be at 1372 rpm, although the preferences target says it should be at 1100. I can hear my fan running very loud as before installing this software; much much faster than 1372.

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Version 2.4
dufreyne Member IconReview+65
dufreyne
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The price is now 35$, please fix is in the macupdate listing

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Version 2.2
MacUpdate-Jess
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Thanks for pointing out the price change, dufreyne. I've corrected the listing, as well as having updated it--slightly.

dufreyne
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Macs Fan Control (available here on macupdate) resolves HDD replace issue for free. Plus adds a lot of more controlling features and works in Boot Camp.

Xenophile Member IconComment+693
Xenophile
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$30 to fix a simple problem?

Vulture-ware.

Do yourself a favor and use a free fan controller.

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Version 2.2
Nick Collingridge Member IconComment+142
Nick Collingridge
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Works OK, but no apparent way to find out which version you have installed. Neither the PrefPane when viewed in System Preferences or the PrefPane file itself when viewed in the Finder give you any clue what the version is. I have just installed v2.2 but I do not know if this is a different version than I already had installed or not.

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Version 2.2
Nick Collingridge
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Oh, and the Daemon file when viewed in the Finder also gives no clue what version it is.

MacUpdate-Jess
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Nick, this seems to have been corrected with the release of version 2.4, which we now have listed. :-)

Shirkster2666 Member IconReview+1
Shirkster2666
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Just replaced the Hard Drive in my iMac after it suddenly stopped working.

The next day the fan noise was crazy, I thought it was broken. A bit of googling and I realized it was this damn sensor issue.

I installed this and the noise stopped near instantly!!! An instant purchase!

The price is well worth it to stop that awful noise, and I now know the fan is working correctly again.

I did check the settings as I wanted to make sure that the drive would not be overheating and found that the defaults okay for my drive, but a bit of adjustment and I am very happy, the fan hardly ever increases in speed and only seems to do it when the drive is in heavy use. I tested this by copying very large movie files for an hour.

Thank you Surtees very much for the great fix.

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Version 2.2
RSchnell28 Member IconReview+6
RSchnell28
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I learned of your Fan Control software after looking on here [MacUpdate] for fixes for my iMacs fan problem. I replaced my hard drive several months ago, and didn't discover a good resolution until yesterday--I downloaded the trial, it performed as promised (the fan slowed down straight away!), so I purchased the software and it works marvellously! Thanks you.

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Version 2.2
Nick Parrish Member IconReview+4
Nick Parrish
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Free Alternative: http://exirion.net/ssdfanctrl/

Works great.

$30 is outrageous.

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Version 2.2
Xenophile Member IconComment+693
Xenophile
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LMFAO at $30 for a fan control app!

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Version 2.2
Pripyat Member IconComment+264
Pripyat
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Doesn't work correctly on my late 2009 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.7.3. Shows current speed as -1RPM and tells me that my CPU's temperature is 35C, even though iStatMenu tells me it's 62C.

This app seems to be kinda disconnected from reality. :P

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Version 2.2
Surtees (Developer)
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Hi David, HDD Fan Control is designed only to work on the iMac.

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Version 2.4
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Downloads 21,935
Version Downloads 1,106
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 10 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $35.00
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