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WD 6400AAKS (the new one).

It's running at 52c now. Is that too hot?

EDIT: problem solved. 46c now.
Edited by low strife - 6/12/08 at 12:09pm
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Wow, I would get a fan blowing across it. My Seagate 320GB are in the low 30s but thats because I have a fan blowing across them. Its probably not good for long life it you run it that hot.
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Quote:
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WD 6400AAKS (the new one).

It's running at 52c now. Is that too hot?
My dad runs his into the 55's-60's.

Been 3 years.
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It's only this hot because it's REALLY hot today (85-90) and it's an open drive. It's just sitting on the desk (bad idea I know, and I'm putting it in the case tonight).

I put a few ice cubes in some aluminum foil (they are like these plastic things, so they don't "melt" and spill water everywhere) and put that on the drive... 5 minutes later and nothing.
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what are you using to measure those temps. find another way to verify those temps please.

What case is your system in?
what is the air flow in your case?

hard drives die MAINLY because of two reason:
The constant turning on and off of the Hard drive
and because they get too hot.

if that temp is correct then i would find a way to vent it some how. (i.e, get a fan to blow across it)
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what are you using to measure those temps. find another way to verify those temps please.

What case is your system in?
what is the air flow in your case?

hard drives die MAINLY because of two reason:
The constant turning on and off of the Hard drive
and because they get too hot.

if that temp is correct then i would find a way to vent it some how. (i.e, get a fan to blow across it)

Speedfan, and its not in the case. I don't have anymore drive bays in this case, so it's sitting on the desk on a piece of paper.

I'm looking for a spare fan to blow on it right now.
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is it right side up? try putting it upside down ( the side with the pcb and IC chips facing up)
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is it right side up? try putting it upside down ( the side with the pcb and IC chips facing up)
That's how it is right now.
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I got a fan blowing on it, and i put some ice cubes on it (wrapped in foil of course). It's down to 46c.
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post #10 of 10
46 is still way to hot. It should definatly be running in the 30's. Anything 45-50 + is dangerous. Not really but it's not recommended. What kind of case do you have, some generic one? Or maybe your cable managment sucks and it's restricting airflow
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