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WTH is up with WD Sata 250s?Heat Issues.

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I bought a Sata 250 WD from Newegg yesterday,it came today.Temps are steady at 99 when at idle.
The rest of my drives are under 90.It has the same amount of airflow as the rest of my drives in my case.I have 5 total in here.(3 80 satas and 1 250 IDE all WD).
A friend bought the same kind not long ago and it died from being to hot to long.WTH is up with this model of drive?
EDIT:I might add I have plenty of airflow.2 92 mm Tornados 1 80mm Tornado and 1 other 80mm running at 4500 RPM.CPU Temp and System Temps are also very well along with my video card which is at 38c.
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post #2 of 16
What are you using to monitor the temps? Is the hard drive itself hot to touch?
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post #3 of 16
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Not sure if it is but I use speedfan and HDD Life Pro Both are the same.My case is shoved where I can not access it to easy for 2 reason.To damn loud to have at ear level and I can't keep my hands out of it.Better left where it is.My other temps are just fine though.
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post #4 of 16
I would go and touch it. Even though that both program is telling the same temps, it might be a bad sensory chip. I don't know any other program that would detect hard drive's temp. EVEREST trail disabled that option.
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post #5 of 16
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well even at 99 I don't think it will feel much different from 88 degrees so in this case,touching woul dprobably only cause me more work then what I need to do.I think there is just something wrong with these models of Drives.I am going to watch the health and performance and see what happens in a few weeks.If it starts to fall fast I will pull and RMA.
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post #6 of 16
Well if you don't want to do what they suggested, why did you ask in the first place?
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Added a screenshot tokind of show how my other temps are.

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post #8 of 16
Do hard drives even get that hot!? I use Everest and my WD2500KS only gets up to the mid-30's. Could it be a faulty sensor?
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post #9 of 16
That's 98°F, you're perfectly fine. If it were 98°C THEN you would have a problem.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by TwIsTeDbOi View Post
Well if you don't want to do what they suggested, why did you ask in the first place?
Tell me,can you tell the difference by touch from 88 degres and 99 degrees?I don't think there is enough difference there to go through all that work.If it were saying 120-130 degrees then yes,there would be plenty of difference to tell if it were a sensor or not.Sorry to be crabby about my reply but think about it for a second.
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