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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200 750GB drive as one of my secondary drives, and it came with a HP pre-built computer that I had a while ago. I recently updated the firmware that came with it to a retail drives firmware, specifically CC49, from HP35, if anyone knows what I am talking about. Anyway, I have been running smart checks on it recently to make sure it was okay to use, and according to HDTune and Intel SSD Toolbox, the drive temp is registered at 140*C. I have run seatools on it, specifically the long drive self test, and the smart test, both have passed. Any ideas?

UPDATE:

Now SEATOOLS registers the temperature at 240*C/464*F! This must be an error, right?! Maybe a result of me upgrading the firmware to non-oem? The drive works fine otherwise... this just worries me.
post #2 of 11
I wouldn't worry about it. I had a similar issue (though not as extreme) on a SSD when I updated the firmware.
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Okay, thanks. Just to note, I had to jump through some hoops to get the firmware to update on this drive, as it wouldn't accept a non-oem firmware update. Specifically a command to override the OEM check on the firmware updater, but since the platter count and everything was identical to the retail version, I figured it was a go.
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there comes a time... in every boys life... where he needs to get an hdd waterblock... lol. pretty sure ur hdd would be melted to the bottom of ur case at 240c if it was accurate
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I'd just touch the HDD and see.
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chip94 View Post
I'd just touch the HDD and see.
Yeah I did that and it didn't feel much hotter than my 1TB Barracuda drive, but I was still worried.

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Originally Posted by DaXxJaPxX View Post
there comes a time... in every boys life... where he needs to get an hdd waterblock... lol. pretty sure ur hdd would be melted to the bottom of ur case at 240c if it was accurate
Lol, true. If I could afford to add it to my loop I probably would .
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Get a fire extinguisher just in case
 
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post #8 of 11
If it was cooler than the 1TB or same, its definately a faulty sensor there. No need to worry!
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post #9 of 11
It's a faulty sensor for sure. You're American, so you're probably more used to F? According to Google:

240 degrees Celsius = 464 degrees Fahrenheit

That is hot. As hot as sticking your hand in the oven. You would feel the heat radiating off the drive from quite far away if it were that temperature.
     
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Quote:
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It's a faulty sensor for sure. You're American, so you're probably more used to F? According to Google:

240 degrees Celsius = 464 degrees Fahrenheit

That is hot. As hot as sticking your hand in the oven. You would feel the heat radiating off the drive from quite far away if it were that temperature.
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