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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 5:37 pm 
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What are some reasonable temps for a hard drive?


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Most hard disk manafacturers recommend you do exceed 55 degrees celcius. I get 46 degrees on my system.

I would say anything 50 degrees and below is fine. :D
Common tempertures I have seen is between 35-50 degrees.


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I'm averaging 47-49C, and this is a pretty stock system. For some reason MBM only found my Maxtor drive, but not my Seagate. Well, sounds like I'm okay for now, thanks!


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I've suspended my IBM 80GB hard drive (sorry, don't know the model) as per this article; it's running at 47°C; the case is at 44°C.

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47° That's odd .. My Maxtor (7200rpm!) *never* reaches 30°.
Then again, I do have it mounted at the bottom front of my Lian Li and there 2 80mm PAPST's blowing nice and cold air over it (both 7v of course).


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I wouldn't say that 47°C are odd in any way. My HDD Temps are currently around 41°C, but its pretty cold in my room and the PC has just been on for an hour or two. Most of the time, when it's really warm in my room my main HDD (Seagate 'Cuda V 80GB) is around 47-49°C and my second disk an IBM 30Gig 7200rpm is is ~1°C lower, even though it's suspended via InnoVibes and the Seagate is not. But anything up to 50°C should be alright I guess.


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BaconTastesGood wrote:
I'm averaging 47-49C, and this is a pretty stock system. For some reason MBM only found my Maxtor drive, but not my Seagate. Well, sounds like I'm okay for now, thanks!


MBM can measure HDD temps? How?
(I feel so stupid right now, BTW)

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Don't feel stupid, MBM isn't exactly what I'd call "intuitive". Under options there's a choice to "Scan for IDE Drives" or something like that. Enable that (it has a big fat warning, but of course, it doesn't actually tell you anything about it), restart MBM, and you're set.


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I recently suspended my Baracuda II under the drive cage of my case where I have two Panaflo 80l's at 5 volts blowing air in. I also attached some smallish heatsinks to each side of the hard disk, where apparently the most heat is produced.

As a result, the disk is 5-7 degrees cooler than before. SMART sensor reports typically around 35C. The heatsinks defintely work, and the top of the drive is the warmest part, as it practically receives no cooling there, being positioned a few milimeters below the drive cage.

Put heatsinks on your harddisk:)

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