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Old 06-12-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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Well today i bought a seagate 300 gig hd, and a external enclosure. It works great except one flaw, it is warm to the touch, and when i start to movie edit, it gets really warm, is there anything I can do?
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:17 PM   #2
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Take the Hardrive out of the enclosure maybe and put it in front of a fan or some thing
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Most external harddrives usually get pretty warm. I doubt it's anything to fret over, but if you're really that worried, just put it in a open spot with nothing obstructing the ventilation spots.
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All externals are hot. I havent found a cool one to date. Hell, I have a 4gb usb 2.0, 4200rpm drive. It damn near burned me once. I mean not really, but in a nutshell it was hot.

Same with my friends 120gb. Although, my other friends 250 wasnt that bad. Although, it was just kinda on, not running when I touched it.


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so it isnt going to give out on me?
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no bro it should, IT SHOULD be fine
my external hardrive gets hot ALL of the time and its perfectly fine
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omg what kinda externals do u guys use? The one I used was never hot, not even really warm. And it had been on, continuously working, for like 12h and it still it must have been like under 40C.
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Well, sometimes I hit my computer hardware with a hammer if it acts up (works a lot). So, unless you hit it too hard, it should work fine =).
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