HDD runs between 43 celsius and 50 celsius

February 5, 2014 at 16:18:03
Specs: Windows 7, 2.8GZ dual core Pentium D
is this too hot? I haven't seen it get over 50 Celsius. the drive is mounted under neath an intake fan so I thought it would be cooler. Would it run cooler if I mounted it at the top of the case near the DVD drives? I'm not familiar with dell if I'm not using a custom built PC I'm usually using Gateway/Emachines. the Dell XPS 400 case has the HDD slots on the bottom of the case near the intake fan but I was figuring since I don't have a floppy drive I could mount it in that area my harddrive is the 250GB Western Digital WDC WD2500JS-75NCB1

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February 5, 2014 at 18:48:22

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#2
February 5, 2014 at 21:03:45
thanks I'm using speccy to tell the temperature of my HDD it's reading 50 celsius but I can touch it no problem without burning my self could speccy be reading the temperature wrong?

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February 6, 2014 at 05:49:07
figured I'd post this for other people that have the same issue. I capped my HDD at 1.5gbs and left my comp on all night to test it and it hasn't gone above 48 celsius with a start up of 42 celsius

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February 6, 2014 at 11:35:00
well so that didn't help when the computer is in use and the HDD is being used heat goes back up to 50 celcius so I guess I'll have to get some exhaust fans even though my 80mm intake fan blows cold air right over the surface of the HDD.

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