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HDD feels hot

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I just installed a second harddrive when i put my finger on it it was hot! Is that nornal?
post #2 of 5
Yeah, don't touch it.
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Hard drives run warm to the touch normally.
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I have a seagate 120gb Sata that was 10 degrees C warmer than my Maxtor 120gb until I put an exhaust fan next to them. Check the seagate website for your drives normal operating temperature.

You can also do a SMART analysis of the drive on SpeedFan's latest release. That will show you the current operating temp and the average temp for that drive.
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Thanks everyone
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