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Alrighty, while I was playing some games i noticed that the front of the case got kinda warm, checked in AIDA64 and it said 48C for hdd is this ok or should i get a hdd cooler?

And if I do need a cooler which one?
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post #2 of 8
48C doesnt sound too bad

most hdd coolers are worthless imo
put a 120mm fan in the front of the case blowing in across it
should keep it cool
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Ok smile.gif
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post #4 of 8
should be running at around 30c,48c seems a little hot
post #5 of 8
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Temperature 5°C to 55°C (41°F to 131°F) on WD site

http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1409
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post #6 of 8
how old is the drive?
http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/serialinput.asp
check if its under warranty

if it stays above 20c above your room temp, it could be going bad (bearing or motor)
backup what you can before you send in in for rma

my 500g wd blue drive (wd5000aaks) runs about 35c with the fan on it
slightly warmer than the toshiba notebook (30c) and seagate (1t= 29c, 500g = 32c)
Edited by ffejrxx - 12/29/10 at 6:06am
post #7 of 8
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It's about 3 weeks old (new build)

EDIT: Most likely going to RMA it...

Do I need to send it to them in the original packing?
Edited by Rogy56 - 12/29/10 at 1:48pm
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post #8 of 8
no, just packaged good enough not to get damaged during shipping
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