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Proper laptop internal disk drive temperature

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#1 GoshenBleeping


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

Laptop:  ASUS K52F-BBR9, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Internal disk:  Seagate ST9500325AS, 500GB
My 2+ year old laptop sits on a flat desk with nothing impeding the fan output. I recently opened the laptop to check for any dust - there was none.
I notice that my laptop internal disk temperature varies from 100 to 107 degrees F as measured by Acronis Drive Monitor. 
Are these temperatures normal or too high?
Should I work to reduce the disk temperature? If so, how?
Thank you.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:39 PM


The temperature sounds about nornal. But, cooler is better.

If you want to cool things a bit you might look at one of the many 'cool' pads offered. Getting a bit more air space under the unit sometimes is enough to reduce the temp. a bit.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:36 PM

I put some 1/2 inch spaces under the laptop - dropped the disk temp. 4 degrees F.


Does anyone have a recommendation for a laptop cooling pad?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:29 PM

You sure those readings are Fahrenheit?   Most computers and spec sheets use Celsius as the standard way of recording/expressing temperatures.


In any case...as long as a hard drive temp is 50Celsius or under, there is no cause for concern.



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