But HD Tune also picked up something new I wasn't aware of. I have a 3 TB seagate expansion drive which is failing (BE) airflow temperature. Values are, Current: 53, worst: 40, and threshold: 45.
Is this something I need to be concerned about, and does it warrant considering an RMA? The drive seems to be running fine otherwise with no errors. It does feel very warm to the touch but not excessively hot.
Just to add my tuppence-worth to this, it could depend a lot on the model of 3 TB Seagate Expansion you've got.
I've just upgraded from a 1 TB 'Expansion' portable to a 3 TB 'Expansion' desktop w/mains power. The 'portable' sits flat, with a totally enclosed case. I've seen the older 3 TB model is the same, just chunkier & deeper, since it's a 3.5 " drive, as opposed to the 2.5 " drive used in the 'portable'.
The 'Expansion' desktop I've just purchased is the new model. Sits upright, with small rubber feet; the back and bottom have airflow slots.....you can see the edge of the drive casing inside, so there's definitely a way for heat to get out on these.....and with at least two sides having slots, there will be a degree of 'air-flow'. I've only had this a couple of days, but already it appears to run a lot cooler.....which bodes well for longevity compared to the 'portable'.
(And to ensure stability, being a bit of a hobbyist craftsman, I've constructed 4 small 'legs', which I've glued to the outside of the case at the four corners. These have then been attached to the top of my tower, which is under my study desk, using double-sided, sticky-backed foam tape.
The tower's well out of the way of my feet, so won't get kicked. The sticky-backed foam tape ensures it's not going anywhere.....and the foam itself provides a degree of 'shock-resistance', and cushioning. The fact that it's now a 'permanent' fixture is of negligible importance, since I have no intention of using this on any other machine; it's my 'main' machine, and any files I want off it are shared across the LAN, using either Samba-TNG or fTP. Or, in certain rare instances, using the old 'sneaker-net' method..! )
Well, it works..... (*shrug*)
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 31 December 2017 - 08:58 PM.
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