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Old 05-25-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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hi there, i recently am having concern with one of my hard drive temps. i have two Western digital caviar 250gb (WD2500KS-00MJB0). the drive thats running hot used to be my primary drive and its running a vantec hdd cooler.it usually runs between 50-59 degrees Celsius with and without the cooler on. i have adequate air flow in my hdd bay since theres a front intake fan on my case in front of the bay with an air flow of 78cfm. my other hard drive which is now my primary drive running vista has no cooler on it and runs between 28-36 degrees celsius which is what i dont understand. i have my primary drive towards the bottom of the bay and the drive thats running hot is 2 slots up from the primary to allow airflow inbetween the drives. i purchased the drive thats running hot about a year before i added the second drive which is now my primary. so my question is why is my drive running so hot no matter what i try?
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Could be anything from the temp sensors being off to the drive just running hot. Is it hotter to the touch than the other drive?
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Hmm....I don't know

Have you tried different temp monitoring programs and do they have the same result? The drive should run a little cooler with the drive cooler turned on. Perhaps it a temp sensor issue in the drive?
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Default Re: hard drive temperatures

Some hard drives run hot. I'm not sure about that hot though. My main is always around 38 to 40 degrees C and it's a WD Caviar, and I have no HD cage fan.

What are you using to measure temps? There's a possibility that could be wrong. Try using more than one program.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:22 PM   #5
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both drives feel relatively the same when i touched them.. both felt on the cool side. i'm using everest ultimate edition, speedfan and seatools to monitor temps and all report the same temps for all my drives.
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both drives feel relatively the same when i touched them.. both felt on the cool side. i'm using everest ultimate edition, speedfan and seatools to monitor temps and all report the same temps for all my drives.
I'll bet it's a temp sensor issue inside the drive then, if it feels relatively cool then it should be okay.
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I would think you should be able to feel the difference in temps between the two since they are nearly 30 different. If the drive is operating properly and is not throwing any errors, I really wouldn't worry about it. It's temp sensors are probably reporting incorrectly.
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Chances are it's fine. If it was really running that hot, you would feel it before your finger even touched the hard drive.
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i'm feeling the top of the hard drives and both arent even hot at all (feels almost the same as touching them while theyre off) my computer has been on all day too.. i'm going to try putting the cooler on the other hard drive to see how much it changes the temp by.. then maybe that will show me that its probably a sensor issue in the other drive.
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