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hard drive runs about 40-50c and im only using it for things like msn and light web browsing my asus laptop hard drive idles at 28c and normally doesnt go over 35c
so it was kinda worrying to see this one hit 50c the cpu in the dell only is 28-33c idle so seeing the hard drive hotter than the cpu most the time is worrying

whats a good way to cool it down? its hotter than the cpu or anything else in the laptop
Edited by Think_alien - 2/29/12 at 10:02pm
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What are you using to monitor the temps? First I would try several different programs (Speccy, HWMonitor, HWinfo64, etc) to make sure that's not just reading the sensor wrong. It does happen sometimes.

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im using hwmonitor and Hard Disk Sentinel reports the exact same temp
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That is a very normal temperature, and actually lowering the temperature wouldn't change reliability in the slightest bet, (it might actually make it worse). A normal desktop hard drive for example would be in the range of the 40's-50's.
    
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well my other laptops hard drive runs about 28-35c and my 3.5in drives normally run at those temps aswell and Hard Disk Sentinel goes from green into yellow when this one hits 48 cause its getting to hot and heat kills hard drives and since this laptop has already burned out one drive i want to stop it from killing another
Edited by Think_alien - 3/1/12 at 8:28am
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post #6 of 6
Check what hard drive it is and go tot he manufacturer website and downlaod the manual. In the manual it will tell you the maximum operating temperature and the average temperature. Just for a quick comparison my old 250gb hdd in my tx2500 was at 40-50'C.
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