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I'm gonna be building a new pc soon but for now I have a laptop and my HDD is running at 46 C idle... seems pretty hot

I guess since it's a laptop there isn't too much air flow (if any at all)... what if it was a regular pc though?
Edited by KmK - 6/7/08 at 10:22pm
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My HDs (laptop included) tend to average ~30C and peak at ~45C (with a fan blowing directly on the desktop HDs). Considering it is a laptop and it is pretty much summer that temp seems reasonable. And it's still up in the air what temps HDs like to be at. A study by google showed reasonable HD temps (extremes weren't tested) didn't really affect lifespan. While one study isn't absolute proof, it's still an interesting tid bit.

edit:
What program are you using to check HD temps? Speedfan has a nifty feature where you can "Perform an in-depth analysis online of this hard disk" and it reads the SMART info and can provide MIN/MAX/Average temps for your HD. If you can use that. check your average temps. That is more important than the temperature at one point in time.
Edited by shinji2k - 6/8/08 at 12:15am
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Well if you can, install Speedfan and go to the SMART tab and click on the in-depth analysis button and look to see what your average temp is if you are worried about it. Either way, the temp it's at is just fine.
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