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post #11 of 17
I've never seen my drives go over 25-30, should I be worried?
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post #12 of 17
Hell yeah it's fine lol, My laptop's hardrive hits like 48C which is way to hot!
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post #13 of 17
Google uses consumer grade hard drives so their data should be comparable for us.



Basically, really cold drives fail more often. Temperatures between 30 C and 40 C seem to be the optimal temperature range.
Edited by Riou - 1/24/11 at 7:05am
post #14 of 17
Wow, learn something new everyday

I was thinking 11 would be fine cause it can go that low in cold countries, but yah, the graph says it all.

Luckily all my HDD are around 25-35
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post #15 of 17
Cold drives will fail more often, but not that much more often.
We're talking about single digit percent differences in AFR (Annualized Failure Rate), from Coldest to Optimal, going by that graph.

In other words, don't worry about it.
Edited by Trigunflame - 1/24/11 at 1:57pm
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post #16 of 17
Gah... Typical.
Note to self: consult with OCN before jumping to conclusions.
My sig HDD used to idle at ~28C while peaking at 37C under heavy load. I though the upper figure was a tad high (it's winter, after all), so I bought a HDD fan. Now it idles at 21C (ambient is ~17C) and I am yet to find out the load temp. That's ~10 bucks wasted on a potential increase of HDD wear. Yay me~
     
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This is so exciting! Can't wait for the Special Friends edition.
Thanks for the links big bro!
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