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XP32 sp2 Boot Drive running hot with S.M.A.R.T. disabled


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#1 synergy513

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:32 PM

Hey everyone,

 

      Sony VGC-RB44 OEM

 

      I noticed in SIW that my primary 250GB SATA -150 boot drive ( Maxtor  RPM N/A )   is running in the mid 50s C [attachment=140230:hdd_BC.JPG](131F) with its S.M.A.R.T., APM  disabled...   whereas my secondary drive (Seagate 1 TB 7200 rpm  SATA-300) is running @ cool 42 C  ( 107 F ) with its S.M.A.R.T. enabled. Anyone know how to take steps to avoid a meltdown? is it the disabled S.M.A.R.T.?  That is the only difference that I can see. Is the XP forum the right forum for this topic?

 

               Other than that anomaly, the machine is running fine. I attached the image ( i think)

 

                    Thanks


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Advanced Power Management...is a feature on some hard drives....I don't believe it's abnormal for it to be disabled.

 

55 Celsius, IMO...is in the danger zone for a hard drive, based on my experiences.  Any drive I"ve ever had that went to that temperature wound up failing.  Anything less than 50 Celsius is not normally a concern.

 

I suggest running Data Lifeguard for Windows on the WD drive...and posting the results here.

 

Louis


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:06 PM

ok, i tried to paste up the screen grabs from the diagnostics but got an error. it was green checkmarks all the way though.  i have the 3 images. i just can't see the attach function in reply mode.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

I don't need to see the screen results.  The diagnositic is normally self-explanatory...at the end, there should be either a notation that the drive passed or the drive failed.

 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:47 PM

I cleaned up and defragged the primary drive and it is running much cooler , right now it is around 40C, and secondary drive is at a cool 31C although i didn't do anything to it. 

 

   I did shut down the system for a couple of hours before i powered it back up and the temperatures are remarkably cooler.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

Nice work, it appears that you have nothing to be anxious about :).

 

Happy computing :).

 

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