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Just wondering if anyone has had any troubles in particular with wd Hdds from around '05 '06? I've got this IDE 250Gig that I use to install my games on. I was just watching a movie (no known activity on this particular drive), paused it, and noticed the temp was 132F!!! I thought the board sent a shutdown request to the os when a drive was over 125? Or is that just the OS drive, and something that windows monitors? I know it wasn't the real temp, because I reached in (this one drive is open to the outside, it sits in a cd bay with no cover) and grabbed it. It felt cool to the touch, so I know that it was around room temp, something like 70F.

Was there a batch with faulty temp sensors? Or do they fail regularly? Or is it possible my monitoring program (just speccy) faulted for a moment and read the temp wrong? The drive itself seems fine. Spins normal, no funny sounds, has normal data transfer rate, etc. I might also just be paranoid. I just like things to work the best they can at all times. call me anal that way.
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125F is 51.6667C, which is pretty warm for a HDD, you want to be around 37-42C usually.

Is there a fan blowing on it? Maybe have one do so.
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125F is the temp at which the OS drive will get bfor the machine kicks off. My IDE drive was showing 135F in speccy. After a restart it all seemed normal, I figure it was a fluke. Just wanting to know if anyone has seen faulty temp sensors or erroneous SMART data
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