Hard Drive running too hot?

  Newuser3605 23:04 01 Jun 2004
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I have a Maxtor 120Gb hard drive which gives no problems whatsoever.
I just wondered why it felt so hot to the touch after running for a few hours and if this was normal. Many thanks.
Al

  stalion 23:05 01 Jun 2004

do you have the case open if so the cooling can not work efficiently

  Chegs ® 23:16 01 Jun 2004

I would presume your using a SATA hdd,mine also run much hotter than I would prefer so I fitted a case fan+hdd cooler unit.These reduced my system temps to a much more acceptable level.The case fan is mounted to blow air across the top of one hdd and the underside of the other.Before I fitted the case fan,my system temp was often higher than my CPU.

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