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post #1 of 23
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Why are my Hard-drives hot? I have :: 2 x 200 gb in raid0 :: 1x 320gb by itself:: and a 250Gb by its self. Is there a reason why the top of my hardrives are so hott? also are there any programs that tell me my hard drives temps?
    
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Speedfan is what you need to see the temps.
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post #3 of 23
Speedfan can see the temps if you have S.M.A.R.T. hard drives enabled in the bios. Why they are, I don't know for sure.
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post #4 of 23
Speedfan will give the SMART temps of the drives. As for why they run hot, I don't know the specific properties of the drives, but some just run hotter than others. Some have issues with speedfan and RAID though. Until you have data corruption, don't worry about HD temps too much.
EDIT: Dang, 2 people got to it before me. Also I believe Sandra can read temps in RAID
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post #5 of 23
Speedfan is great but will not see drives in RAID 99% of the time.
Are your drives stacked, do you have a fan blowing across them?
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post #6 of 23
They are simply hot because of the platters moving energy. It is normal. Also not too good airflow could be another reason
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post #7 of 23
You cannot read the temps of HDs while they are in RAID via SMART. Hard drives have motors, bearing, and platters spinning at high speed. All create friction which produces mechanical heat. They are usually warm are fine under the manufacturer's spec (which SMART will tell you). Don't worry about it too much unless they are way over.
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post #8 of 23
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yes they are stacked on eachother. i have a fan blowing on them but i dont think its powerful enough. maybe ill water cool my hardrives
    
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post #9 of 23
you are constantly using your hard-drive to store and reuse files, such as when your even just surfing the net, files are being stored in the temp folder and other folders alike. mine usually stay at a constant 30c or 86f
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post #10 of 23
When they are stacked the heat multiplis throught them.

They are metal so that doesn't help.

Fans help but not alot.

I have my HDDs shut down after 30mins.

Would you consider that

P.M. me and I will send you instructions
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