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Old 03-20-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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hddtemp question


I ran hddtemp and noticed my harddrive ranges between 43 and 45 C everytime. On the hddtemp site it said that if its over 35C then you need to be cautious so mine is way over.

Is this really too hot to run ( I have a seagate drive ) and if it is, then is there anything I can do to let the harddrive run cooler.

Also hddtemp only will email and syslog if you pay for an upgraded version and I couldnt find any other apps that would email or syslog on a free version is there any?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:16 AM   #2
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smartctl -a /dev/hda | grep -i temp

This will return the drive temperature; you can create your own script around it to do whatever you want to.

While desktop drives typically run in the mid 30's, laptop drives typically run in the mid 40's.

If you have a desktop, you can replace your IDE ribbon cables with round cables, vacuum your case (especially the vents) regularly, and even add an additional fan to cool the drives. It's really a question of how much you want to keep your drives cool. If they are not generating errors and the temperature doesn't exceed 55, I wouldn't worry about it.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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Thank you for mentioning smartctl I didnt find that before. Its a desktop running at the tempature but there is no errors so I will assume its ok.

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Old 03-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #4
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I have a dead fan, and HD temp goes as high as 50C. One already failed. I will upgrade the whole box.
 
  


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