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Thread: How Hot Should A Hdd Be?

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    So the internal drive slots that are 3.5" are for the hd do all internal hd fit in the 3.5" drive slots? Thx for n e help.

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    Originally posted by gbfan@15 June 2003 - 21:44
    So the internal drive slots that are 3.5" are for the hd do all internal hd fit in the 3.5" drive slots? Thx for n e help.
    they used to make 5" hard drives i think... but now they are all 3.5", the same width as floppy/zip drives. but you can install hard drives in the 5" bays by attaching adapter rails to fill in the extra width.

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    kewl thx man

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    wuts the normal temperature for hdD?

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    Originally posted by jaigandhi5@14 July 2003 - 04:58
    wuts the normal temperature for hdD?
    well, i'm running dtemp just now and my hdd temp is 30 degrees c
    sitting pretty much idle just now, not doing anything hard drive intensive.

    of course, individual temps will very depending on a number of factors such as cpu temp, motherboard temp, use of hdd, air flow in case, ambient temperature, humidity and suchlike
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    I blew a maxtor drive by overheating it (but fortunately got it replaced under warranty).
    Some of the early 7200 rpm drives get VERY hot.

    I recommend getting a disc cooler (just a little fan which fastens to the bottom of the drive).

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    I changed the style of connectors from a ribbon type to wiretype,
    gives you better access to parts and improves the possibilty of air flow
    around the case.
    Hope this helps

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    They still make 5inch drives, they generally are more expensive.
    Heat is all relative. I just burned my finger on a muffin but I still ate it (it still worked)
    Any site, such as tigerdirect.com, will sell separate hard disk cooling systems. THEY WORK&#33;
    Any one of &#39;em, even a cheap one, will do wonders.

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    my hdd temperature is around 45 degrees C. Is tht too high??

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    Originally posted by jaigandhi5@14 July 2003 - 14:21
    my hdd temperature is around 45 degrees C. Is tht too high??
    Operating temps are usually 0c to 60c. This probably means the environment around the drive, not necessarily the drive itself, but I don&#39;t think you would want the drive to get much hotter than 60c.
    Apart from the potential damage to the chips (max temp is usually about 70c), there is also the problem of spindle lubrication.
    You haven&#39;t said under what conditions your drive got to 45c. If it is at that temp when near idle, then you almost certainly ned a cooler. If you had been putting the drive through some hard work however, that temp sounds about average.
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