Hard Drive runs at 246 degrees F

May 11, 2011 at 12:58:38
Specs: Windows 7
What could cause my seagate hard drive to run At High temperature 226 F

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May 11, 2011 at 13:40:49
I mean be careful if it is that hot, you'd burn your hand.
If you touch it is is that hot? I'd guess a bad sensor.

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May 11, 2011 at 18:17:21
The motor and bearings are the major sources of heat in a hard drive so if it actually is getting that hot expect a failure soon:


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May 11, 2011 at 18:23:43
How could you possibly believe 226F is the correct temp? That's hotter than boiling water! Most HDD have a max temp rating of 60C (140F). Your drive would have died long before it got up to 226F. You either have a bad sensor as mentioned by jefro, or you're using a crappy temp monitoring program. Try CrystalDiskInfo:


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