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I just noticed my temps, is this normal under load? I think my SSD is too hot?



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Normally an SSD's temperature will read ambient temps around the drive form the ones I've owned, some of them read 25 C no matter what as a default, some actually read the temps of the controller itself.

Since your HD temps are also really high, I'm taking a wild guess that your SSD is near a heat source and actually is getting that hot, but I don't think that is a temperature to worry about on the SSD. Those high HDD temps are definitely scary though.
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It's fine. I think the maximum safe temperature for them is 70c. Operating temps between 50-60c under load is normal.

   
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Normally an SSD's temperature will read ambient temps around the drive form the ones I've owned, some of them read 25 C no matter what as a default, some actually read the temps of the controller itself.

Since your HD temps are also really high, I'm taking a wild guess that your SSD is near a heat source and actually is getting that hot, but I don't think that is a temperature to worry about on the SSD. Those high HDD temps are definitely scary though.

Yeah, its next to my PSU so my GPU is pretty much above it towards the left.
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The ssd my OS is on has maxed out at 34c today. My games ssd 31c. These are both behind my mobo tray with no real airflow. My hdd, which is in a 5.25" bay is max 31c. The min is 27c for all drives. I'd find a better spot for the drives myself.
     
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Hi @Samzon!

The normal operating temp of the drive is usually defined by the manufacturer and it's between 0C and 70C when operating, so 50C is a good temp.

However, if you have concerns about this just make sure there is cool air blowing over the drives by placing the drives inside the case in the path of the airflow between the air intake vents and the exhaust fan. That way the cooling will come from the air outside and not by the one that the heated one by the other components (like CPU and GPU for instance).

Hope this helps and best of luck! smile.gif
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