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I just got a Western Digital 250GB 16mb ( WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0)

It's a extremly good drive and all that, works perfect

I'm just a little worried about the temps.. Got some monitoring programs, and they all track it to being 42 - 45*C -all the time- .

Is this normal for Sata II disk's ?

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To prolong the life of a HDD, slap a cooler on her, any HDD fan cooler should do the trick. I've got one on mine, and most of the time it's cool to touch.

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thats running a little hot. My SATAII disk (although not running at SATAII) never gets above 40 under full read\\write load

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Yea, that's too high. WD Raptors get lower temps than that (22c) and they are running 10,000RPM rather than 7,200RPM...

I would either clear out the wires and stuff from where the hard drive is, or do as Maxima said and put a HDD Cooler on it. I have coolers on my hard drives and I have a pretty airflow restricted case. And HDD's temperatures are 29C and 24C.

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Went over to a friend, and got a HDD cooler. Dropped to 40 now.

But I rememberd on thing with my old HDD .. it never went hot, and it's not my case cooling at all I know that for sure.
Does it btw have anything to say if the HDD is mounted upside down?

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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe HDs are made to operate upside down. Why do you have it installed in such a way?

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Older drives spin at a much lower rpm, so heat is not an issue.

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Ok, mounted right way, with the HDD cooler, screwd on and running, goes up and down between 38C and 42C. How reliable is these temps really? When I touch the "casing" or w/e you would call it around the hdd, it's cold as h***.. Case temp is 17C!
But it could still be 40C inside?

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Well, actually if you already have your HDD cooler on it. I wouldn't worry about temps from now on. Yes 40C is higher than normal. But its calculating the temperature of the motor of the HDD not the plates or anything. So I wouldn't worry too much. And if you wanted to just be sure, go ahead and contact western digital.

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My SATAII drive is idleing at 28*C at the moment. The hottest it has ever gotten is 35*C.
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