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Is it normal for 2tb external hds to run hotter than 1tb ext hd?

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I hope so... Otherwise I might have a problem.
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well first some more information would be good. Models? Specific drive models? and second when considering the platter differences between a 1tb and a 2tb, i suppose it could be hotter. How hot?
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How well ventilated is the case or the int. hdd? I have a push pull op working on my hdds (lol) so my two new ones run at 23-27 and my old wd runs at 25-31.
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No temps, no answers. Also how are they mounted? In what order? Close together? Closer to case floor?
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post #5 of 10
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No temps, no answers. Also how are they mounted? In what order? Close together? Closer to case floor?
Can't check the temperature because the program I have doesn't even detect my new external hd. I have CrystalDiskInfo, and it doesn't detect my new external hd Iomega Prestige 2tb drive. It runs pretty hot compared to my Iomega Prestige 1tb drive... They must have given me a crappy brand hd that will die quick. Guess I'm leaving the serial code on this baby so I can send it back to Iomega if I have problems. I just know that the aluminum part of the case heats up really hot compared to my 1tb one. After I save stuff on it, I quickly put my 2tb prestige drive ontop of my 1tb prestige drive since it helps cool it down since the 1tb one is really ice cold.
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post #6 of 10
ive never heard of prestige, i wouldnt put anything sensitive on there and would in the future invest inbetter quality externals.
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post #7 of 10
i ould contact the manufacturer and ask them about it to be honest they would be able to tell you if you have a defective drive or if it is normal

it honestly sounds like you may want to look into an RMA.
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ive never heard of prestige, i wouldnt put anything sensitive on there and would in the future invest inbetter quality externals.
I had great experience with their 1tb prestige drive tho.

And can anyone recommend a different program that will detect how hot my external hd is? Since that one program didn't work with my new ext drive. It detects the old ext drive tho. Odd...
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I had great experience with their 1tb prestige drive tho.

And can anyone recommend a different program that will detect how hot my external hd is? Since that one program didn't work with my new ext drive. It detects the old ext drive tho. Odd...
different chipsets most likely, or something is damaged. Ive always used everest for temps of EVERYTHING.
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post #10 of 10
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I guess temps aren't too bad, just when I put large files on it that take an hour or 2 it gets kind of hot. I guess thats normal tho? I'm prob looking too much into it. I tried that everast tool but it was too complicating for me to understand.
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