I have a 160 GB internal HD and yesterday could not accsess it desktop short cut didn't reconise it, it was still in my computer and device manager said it was ok. When i tried to open it it said it had to be formated, i done that and it now seems ok but seems to run a little hot. It is only 4 months old any idea what could cause this please, and do i need to send it back .
--"and it now seems ok but seems to run a little hot."
When installing this drive, did you make sure that it has plenty of air space around it? If it's jammed up against the original drive - it may well overheat. If at all possible, try moving it and seeing that there is plenty of space around it, and that you front fans can blow cool air across it. Might help.
Hard drives do get hot - the fan(s) in your PC case provide cooling for this. To access the drive just right click MY COMPUTER and from the menu left click OPEN then you will see all your drives etc. To open the C drive just right click on its icon and select OPEN.
Yes they do! But there's hot & HOT! I had a Fujitsu drive burn out on me just whilst it was still under warranty! There was nothing wrong with the way it had been installed either! Fujitsu didn't want to know.
Presumably zebbydog already has his case open and just thought I'd mention space for air cooling and of course there are hard disk coolers.