HDD Fan Control
HDD Fan Control
2.5

3.5

HDD Fan Control free download for Mac

HDD Fan Control

2.5
10 June 2014

Control fan speed in relation to drive temperature.

Overview

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 drive cool and safe from overheating.

Note: If you are looking for an application to adjust your Mac's fans from stock (and not to control fan noise after replacement disk) we can highly recommend the free smcFanControl or iStat Menus.

What's new in HDD Fan Control

Version 2.5:
  • Added support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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30 HDD Fan Control Reviews

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Sherlockbones
04 July 2011

Most helpful

If you're going competing a free app* with more versatility than your own you'll need to show a compelling reason for people to pay 30.00. (* smcFanControl, still compatible with 10.6.8)
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Version 2.0
Nick-Collingridge
27 July 2017
I had previously purchased HDD Fan Control and installed it on an iMac 27 with a replacement (non-Apple) hard drive. It worked fine, but I have now installed a SSD in place of the HDD and HDD Fan Control is no longer activated. I went through the process on their website to be re-notified of the serial number, but although the number came through OK it is not accepted by the activation dialog. This software has only ever been installed on this Mac. I have tried contacting their support by email but have had absolutely no response. My guess is that their activation server is now offline and the lack of a response to my emails suggests that the company is no longer in business. Beware!
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Version 2.5
jfbloom22
07 November 2016
Works perfectly on my 2010 iMac running macOS Sierra after replacing the original hard drive with an SSD.
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Version 2.5
Mashmashu Studio
10 August 2015
Very difficult to remove.....
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Version 2.5
RomaMTKing
09 August 2015
I'd give minus 5 stars if I could for this VIRUS app !
I installed this and used for 2 days I got unsatisfied with its inner fan control system and decided to delete it. I clicked the remove in pref pane, however the app was still in application folder, I removed this too!

I discovered that my RIGHT FAN was not working (via another software).
After 2 hours struggling to fix the issue and reseting SMC a dozen times, I discovered that those irresponsible lame developers made a daemon that always runs, and still runs after I uninstalled the app.

I forced quit the daemon but it kept coming back, the devil... I finally found it in lib/lunchdeamons and removed it, but still my Right Fan was broken at 300 RPM...

Then I reset SMC once again and my fan finally came back to life !

35$ ?! I wish the developers would pay me 3500$ for all the work and time I wasted dealing with this VIRUS app!
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Version 2.5
souldiet
18 October 2014
Screwed! Even after uninstalling this app, HDD fan can not be changed with any other fan control app. If I reinstall this HDD fan control app again, I can tweak it. What is wrong is this.... My HDD fan speed is just fixed, because of this app. I emailed them, just waiting their answers....
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Version 2.5
5 answer(s)
souldiet
souldiet
18 October 2014
Just solved the problem, by resetting the SMC.
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RomaMTKing
RomaMTKing
09 August 2015
Same here this app Killed my right Fan how to reset SMC ?
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souldiet
souldiet
09 August 2015
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295

Press Command-Option-Escape to force quit any application that is not responding.
Put your Mac to sleep by clicking the Apple () menu and choosing Sleep. Wake the computer after it has gone to sleep.
Restart your Mac by choosing Restart from the Apple menu.
Shut down your Mac by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.
If your Mac isn't responding, force the computer to shut down by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. Note that you'll lose any unsaved work in any open applications.
If you're using a Mac notebook and it's having issues related to power or the battery:
Unplug the power adapter from your Mac and from the wall power socket for several seconds.
Shutdown your Mac.
Physically remove and re-insert the battery (if it's removable)
Restart your computer.
If the issue still isn't resolved after following these steps, you might need to reset the SMC. See the indicators and steps below.
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RomaMTKing
RomaMTKing
09 August 2015
I have done it several times it doesn't work :(
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RomaMTKing
RomaMTKing
09 August 2015
Thanks for the help!
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crystalidea
05 August 2014
$35 bucks for what can be done for free? (Macs Fan Control, smcFanControl and whatever)
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Version 2.5
1 answer(s)
Smayer97
Smayer97
26 February 2016
And it monitors SMART info too! Not sure what HDD Fan Control offers more for $35.
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Moxiesozo
11 June 2014
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.)
Like (3)
Version 2.5
2 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 June 2015
BEWARE!

A few minutes ago I downloaded and installed SSD Fan Control because the digital display looked cool.
But after rebooting and opening it, I saw an optical drive fan speed of almost 1800 RPM.

I own a 2012 Mac Mini with NO DISC DRIVE.
So I don't know what sensor it's reading, but it sure ain't for the optical drive!

That alone is reason to pass it up for one of the better fan apps.
Who knows what sensor the display is really reading?
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Smayer97
Smayer97
26 February 2016
JUst for feedback for all readers, SDD Fan Control monitors SMART info too! Not sure what HDD Fan Control offers more for $35.
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JamesTomk
02 April 2014
I purchased this app after trying out the demo. The demo seemed to work, but now my fan is back to full speed. I've tried adjusting settings in Preferences (btw i think that interface is well designed), but to no affect. The menu-bar display says my fan should be at 1372 rpm, although the preferences target says it should be at 1100. I can hear my fan running very loud as before installing this software; much much faster than 1372.
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Version 2.4
crystalidea
23 September 2013
The price is now 35$, please fix is in the macupdate listing
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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
23 September 2013
Thanks for pointing out the price change, dufreyne. I've corrected the listing, as well as having updated it--slightly.
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crystalidea
crystalidea
19 October 2013
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.
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Xenophile
26 July 2013
$30 to fix a simple problem? Vulture-ware. Do yourself a favor and use a free fan controller.
Like (2)
Version 2.2
$35.00

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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