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HDD operating temperature range?

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Wondering what the normal operating temperature would be for my Maxtor Diamondmax 7200 RPM SATA 250 Gb HDD. The reason that I ask this question is because today I taped a temperature sensor that came with my Apevia X-cruiser case onto the HDD, and it stays at 15-20C. It really doesn't flux at all, even when playing games that load a lot of data to the RAM before the map begins (BF2142). Here is where I read the suggestion:


I taped the sensor to the very center of the HDD, so maybe I should try the place in the pic; I didn't really think that it mattered considering that the casing is made of metal, thus distibuting heat fairly easily......
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post #2 of 5
The Max really is 45-50c For a HDD ...30 Is optimal.
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So I guess that either my temp gauge is inaccurate, or I taped the sensor to the improper place on the HDD. BC LOL I'm at 19C or so with no flux!
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Defrag your hard drive. That's any easy way to make the drive seek alot which will warm it up. Loading games does not stress that hard drive.

19C seems too low even for a cool drive. If you have any thermal grease, put a little between the temperature sensor and the hard drive cover.
     
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Yea, I sure do! I have some Arctic 5, I will try this later.....I degrag my HDD almost every day, so I will look next time I defrag. I already did today, so it will be tommorow or the day after, depending on whether I install new apps or not.
Thanks!
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