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In my old laptop, a DV6629CA, there is a terrible HDD which has a read rate of max 54 and min 7 (avg is like 25). It idles at 48C according to Hd Tune. Should i upgrade soon? Or is this normal?
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In my old laptop, a DV6629CA, there is a terrible HDD which has a read rate of max 54 and min 7 (avg is like 25). It idles at 48C according to Hd Tune. Should i upgrade soon? Or is this normal?
HDD's actually like a little warmth, could in theory improve performance. Not that you should go blowing a heat gun on it, but you get the idea.

It is a bit warm but for a laptop I'm not surprised.
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Thats pretty hot, for desktop HDD i hear anything above 50 is cutting it and on its way to degrade and possible failure.

I would say make sure to keep the important data backed up. and just deal with the temps untill it fails.

You can go ahead and install a free version of hdtune, then check the smart data. to see if anything is out of normal.
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