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HDD Too Low of Temps?

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Just booted up my computer after it being off for a good few hours and was surprised to see that my hard drive had a low of 19*C according to HWMonitor, and I saw similar lows yesterday on cold boot as well. I was just wondering if this is a bit too cold for my drive and if I should be concerned or not. I do have 2 intakes near the drive, one at the front of the case before the hard drive and one at the bottom of the case at the end of the hard drive. Ambient temps are roughly 20-22*C (69-73* F).
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Well obviously the HDD's temp sensors calibration is off as the HDD can not be a lower temperature then the ambient. The HDD is most likely the same temp as the ambien and it will warm up only when used (spinning).

While it has been shown that HDD's optimal temperature is somewhere near 40C that really only maters for servers where the HDD's run 24/7.
    
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Well obviously the HDD's temp sensors calibration is off as the HDD can not be a lower temperature then the ambient. The HDD is most likely the same temp as the ambien and it will warm up only when used (spinning).

While it has been shown that HDD's optimal temperature is somewhere near 40C that really only maters for servers where the HDD's run 24/7.

The ambient temp is roughly what was listed. On the thermostat in my house it's usually in that range, and usually my room feels colder than the rest of the house. At the moment it's showing 22 *C.

But I should be fine if it gets that cold occasionally? I don't mind if the rest of my system gets cold (*cough* CPU *cough* GPU *cough* tongue.gif ) just wanted to make sure I wasn't allowing it to get too cold.
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