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My Hard Drive is too hot. When my HDD is inactive, and my CPU at load, all temps are as follows (With all fans on full blast):

CPU - 35*C
Case - 28.5*C
GPU - 40*C
HDD - 36*C


... My old IDE drive would be at 25*C.... at load with fans all on low, I see:
CPU - 42*C
Case - 39.8*C
GPU - 43*C (changed since last checked)
HDD - 50*C

What the heck? RMA?
Edit, here is the HDD http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144415
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post #2 of 15
do you have any airflow going over the hdd? Like a fan in front of it?
    
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post #4 of 15
Atleast you dont have WD 250gb's that glitch and show you having a 60*C temp at idle lol and 61*C at load. Looks great, gave me a heart attack when I first saw it. Did some reading, and luckily its just a glitch
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post #5 of 15
My Samsung used to idle @ 48C.

Keep your front fan, assuming you have one, at high all the time. If you don't have one, get one. After the 30CFM mark, every 10CFM helps about 1-2C for me. (With my HD, yours might be different )

With two 80mm fans @ 32CFM = 10C+ drop
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post #6 of 15
I have a 80GB PATA HDD in my backup PC and that regulary hits and exceeds 55-60*c with no issues as of yet
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post #7 of 15
My HDD idles at 33C
    
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by legoman786
My HDD idles at 33C
My main rig idles in this region also. goes up by about 10*C under load

This is with a 1100RPM quite case fan circulating fresh air over them
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post #9 of 15
i have two hdds running[i plan to get rid of one cus i think it on its way out]
and i space them apart and they stay fary cool, i don't have a probe for them though
btw can some one give me a basic red line of temps
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post #10 of 15
I would say that 65*C + would be close to damaging temps
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