Just how hot should a HDD be ?

  bliksem 18:14 07 Jun 2003

Just how hot should a HDD be? My 120gb 7200 rpm is fairly hot to the touch....is that right? Or is it faulty?

Any advice is welcome...its been acting funny recently. Skipping when I play music and my system has been rebooting of its own accord.



  ardvarc 18:52 07 Jun 2003

Enable SMART in BIOS and download this trial programme. Top right of page.

click here

  hugh-265156 18:54 07 Jun 2003

use a s.m.a.r.t. monitoring tool to find out the temperature.aida32 is quite good and gives lots of info besides.

faster drives produce more heat.my computer has been on since about 8`o`clock this morning and at the moment the disc is 29C the highest i have seen it at is 35C.

  STEVE71163 19:37 07 Jun 2003

I have just downloaded this program and enabled in bios but under temperature it says n/a . Have i done something wrong?

  ardvarc 20:14 07 Jun 2003

STEVE71163, the drive has to have a thermal sensor to monitor temps.

bliksem; I have checked on my 'workhorse' machines drive - a 80gig Diamond Max plus 9 7200rpm and it's working temp is 5 - 55c and it is at a steady 31c after being on since 6am. So check on your drives site.

  slowhand_1000 20:25 07 Jun 2003

Or if you are worried about temperature why not get a HD caddy. I got one from local supplier click here for about £8. It has a small fan inside that is very quiet. Only took a few minutes to install.

  STEVE71163 08:00 08 Jun 2003

Thanks ardvarc. I only bought my western digital hard drive last month and it does have smart so i would have thought it would have these monitors?? bliksem were you able to see your temp?

  Morpheus© 08:40 08 Jun 2003

mine runs hot, if fact if the gas was cut,we could fry eggs on it :-), it is a seagate drive, and it runs 24/7 for the last 2 years, and has never missed a beat..so best to enjoy it.....and not to worry...........

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