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HDD Temperature

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#1 ralphG


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:48 PM

I am about to have a second hard drive installed on my "new" computer.
After the first HD was replaced I installed "Hard Disk Sentinal" software
on my computer. Right off the bat the program said that the hard drive
had 10 bad sectors, and about every week I was getting more bad sector
warning. Further the HD running temperature was anywhere from 139 to 155
degrees (F). Western Digital states that the running temp. is 41-165 Deg (F).
It seems to me that these temp. are a bit to high.
Could you tell me if these are normal or should I be concerned.
I have a older computer an do not have the problems I am having
with this Acer computer.


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:37 AM

Yeah that's way too high. My Western Digital HDD is currently only 31C (87F). I would start to panic even if it reached only 40C.
Is it possible to add additional fans to the case? If not, you can get a hard drive cooler. I recommend this one because it takes air from outside of the case instead of using the warmer air within the case.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:55 AM

FWIW: I have a licensed version of Hard Disk Sentinel, so I (obviously) think it's a useful tool worth paying for...I would tend to have faith in it's diagnostic abilities.


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

Run the manufacturer hard drive diagnostic tool.

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