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Generally, for HDDs (not SSDs):

- Does having more data on a drive increase its operating temperatures?
- Does having a larger capacity drive increase temperatures?
- What is a good temperature range for an HDD? What temp is the safe max?

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Nah, the amount of data shouldn't matter. Avarage temps for HDD's is arround 34-40C's. Would say that between 30-45 is a good temp range.

The max temp is usually arround 60C's, but could be differnet from model to model and manufacturer.
     
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Google did a study on this awhile ago (using their own servers as sample data). I remember <30C is actually bad and >50C is also bad.

So I think the 35-45C range was ideal. Maybe someone less lazy will find the article tongue.gif
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So I think the 35-45C range was ideal. Maybe someone less lazy will find the article
-> http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...l#post10397036

     
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Should've figured a regular would've bookmarked it. Thanks
post #6 of 11
My Samsung F1 250GB stays at 28-29C most of the time, and max temp is 30C. I have two fans fitted to cool it.
    
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I also have an old IDE drive which stays around 50-55 C during load, and never goes below 45 C on idle. Is that OK? I don't know what temps are good for older drives.
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I also have an old IDE drive which stays around 50-55 C during load, and never goes below 45 C on idle. Is that OK? I don't know what temps are good for older drives.
It's hard to say. 10 degrees cooler is probably better - but it also depends on the ambient temperatures where you are. It's the heating up and cooling down that seems to take lifespan off a HDD's various parts.
     
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post #9 of 11
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Like I said, it's an old drive (not sure hwo old myself - I'd guess around 10 years), and it still works fine. It never had its own cooling before, and there is no difference now.

I only noticed the temps a few days ago (I never really checked before) and I thought they were a bit high. But the disk works fine. I guess that means the temps are alright?
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Your drive must like running warm. I'd leave it be.

I am curious - what brand/model is it?
     
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