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 Post subject: How do you monitor drive temperatures
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 3:18 pm 
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Everyone talks freely about the different temps that their hard drives run at. How do you measure the hard drive temperature?

Do new-ish drives have some kind of sensor and firmware built in?

Or, do you need to physically place sensors on the drive?

And, I'm guessing you need some kind of program like Motherboard Monitor 5 to get the readings?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:40 pm 
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Have you tried speedfan ? I think it measures the temps using S.M.A.R.T which most modern drives have.


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The newest version of MBM5 has built-in HDD temp monitoring. It uses the thermal readings from the built-in sensors just like Speedfan and Dtemp and HDDtemp do.

All newer HDDs have built-in monitoring, it's called "S.M.A.R.T.". It monitors a bunch of different parameters of the HDD and will try and predict if the HDD is going to fail. Search Google for more accurate info :).

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 Post subject: S.M.A.R.T? how about C.O.N.S.I.S.T.E.N.T.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2003 2:09 pm 
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Sorry, I never trust internally reported temperatures. Call me old fashioned, but I wedge a cheap temperature probe between my hard drives when I want to make sure they are still at 40 degrees. Probes can be had almost anywhere, and cost next to nothing. I'm currently using a cheap UEI probe from Frys ($11), but YMMV.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2003 1:54 pm 
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Does anybody know where I can get a cheap temp probe in UK? Maplins don't have anything.

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Ralf Hutter wrote:
The newest version of MBM5 has built-in HDD temp monitoring. It uses the thermal readings from the built-in sensors just like Speedfan and Dtemp and HDDtemp do.

All newer HDDs have built-in monitoring, it's called "S.M.A.R.T.". It monitors a bunch of different parameters of the HDD and will try and predict if the HDD is going to fail. Search Google for more accurate info :).


I don't think the WD's have temp monitoring. Do they?

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Ralf Hutter wrote:
The newest version of MBM5 has built-in HDD temp monitoring. It uses the thermal readings from the built-in sensors just like Speedfan and Dtemp and HDDtemp do.

All newer HDDs have built-in monitoring, it's called "S.M.A.R.T.". It monitors a bunch of different parameters of the HDD and will try and predict if the HDD is going to fail. Search Google for more accurate info :).


how is this activated? to get HD readings from MBM5?? I'm having trouble deciphering this issue! :?


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Gdog123 wrote:
how is this activated? to get HD readings from MBM5?? I'm having trouble deciphering this issue! :?


I agree with MBM being alittle confusing. Try Dtemp instead. All it does is HDD temps, and its as simple as it possibly could be. Dtemp download

It's what I use to monitor my drives.

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Rusty075 wrote:
Gdog123 wrote:
how is this activated? to get HD readings from MBM5?? I'm having trouble deciphering this issue! :?


I agree with MBM being alittle confusing. Try Dtemp instead. All it does is HDD temps, and its as simple as it possibly could be. Dtemp download

It's what I use to monitor my drives.


Thank you. I will give it a try. :)


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Thanks Rusty...Dtemp works great! :)


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You're very welcome.

And welcome to the forums.





Now, they did explain the payment system for advice here right? You can just send the $20 right to my paypal account. Thanks.


Heehee, heehee, hee, haw, hmmm.



Ok, back to drinking Mountain Dew and rewriting my thesis now.

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Rusty075 wrote:
You're very welcome.

And welcome to the forums.





Now, they did explain the payment system for advice here right? You can just send the $20 right to my paypal account. Thanks.


Heehee, heehee, hee, haw, hmmm.



Ok, back to drinking Mountain Dew and rewriting my thesis now.


Thanks for the kind welcome. Before I forget, what is your PayPal account email again? :wink:


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Oh don't tempt me. :wink:


Besides, I'm sure MikeC would just demand a cut of it anyway.

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Gdog123 - Before you send Rusty075 any money for recommending Dtemp, look who recommended it first: Me back on January 9th, almost a month before Rusty075 did. :)

If anyone wants to know my Paypal address, just PM me. All donations wil go towards the "buy Ralf Hutter an Antec Sonata" fund! :D

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Doesnt mountain dew kill your sperm count?


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I hope you all know I was only joking :shock:


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GamingGod wrote:
Doesnt mountain dew kill your sperm count?


That's not always a bad thing :wink:

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Lol i wasnt gonna say anything but i agree with you, no one bite my head off for saying but i dont like kids. I dont get what people see in them, they are stinky and expensive and LOUD. And you spend your whole life looking for a good woman only to see her body deformed and any attention she once paid you gone. No kids for me, hopefully :D


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GamingGod wrote:
Lol i wasnt gonna say anything but i agree with you, no one bite my head off for saying but i dont like kids. I dont get what people see in them, they are stinky and expensive and LOUD. And you spend your whole life looking for a good woman only to see her body deformed and any attention she once paid you gone. No kids for me, hopefully :D


It all depends on the parents and how you raise them...raise them well, and let them help you retire early when they get a nice paying job. ;)


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GamingGod I'm going to go out on a big limb here and make the assumption that we're both single? :lol:

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Digidoc 5 flat probe wedged in between the HDD PCB and the Plastic protector of the HDD PCB, I found that the temperatures that I read from this probe is higher than the DTEMP temps and the one's that is read from the probe is other positions :)

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LOL you caught me, actually chicks love me, problem comes whenever I actually let them know that i like them back. The trick is to act like an asshole half the time and be nice half the time. It sounds stupid but it works. Women make no sense at all :(


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Rusty075 wrote:
GamingGod wrote:
Doesnt mountain dew kill your sperm count?


That's not always a bad thing :wink:


Why take a chance on drinking gallons of Mtn. Dew? Just get a vasectomy like I did. Potential kid problem solved!

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Im too young for a vassectomy, im not sure they would even do one on me if i wanted to. Plus I would have to get some sperm frozen just in case I ever needed it. LOL wow this topic has gone way off course.


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This is about as OT as I've ever seen, in any forum. :o

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nah ive gotten more off topic on other forums before, this might be the most off topic ive gotten on this forum though.


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I have a 14 month old and a baby on the way, they will be 19 months apart, so I can attest that Mountain Dew (at least code red anyway) doesn't lower your spermcount, at least not dramatically enough to stop reproduction.

p.s. just so you know, breastfeeding also does not prevent pregnancy ;)

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Back on the topic, there is a nice program that monitors drive temps at http://www.siguardian.com There is a lite version and a more complex one, they do cost, but I think they both have a 30 day trial. Just thought I'd throw it in the discussion :)[/url]


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