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Old 09-19-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
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Hard Drive Temperature


I have an older 450 mhz Celeron machine I am using as a router/file server/print server/. It has a new Western Digital 120gig HD. I noticed the power supply fan keeps going on and off every few seconds and so I opened it up. The power supply is cool and the air coming from the fan is cool. The CPU has a fan mounted on it and it too is cool to the touch. However, the top of the hard drive is cool whereas the bottom is extremely hot. I switched the power mode on in the BIOS to suspend the HD after 1 minute of inactivity but that doesn't seem to have helped.

Is this normal?

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Eric
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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Forgot to mention the hard drive works perfectly. Very fast and doesn't make any funny noises.

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Old 09-19-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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I would have to say that is pretty much normal. I have a maxtor 120gig hd and it to gets very hot on the bottom. I also have a little fan placed on the top it helps a little, but it is still hot (it has been in use for more than 2 years)
 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:40 PM   #4
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I ran it by a local compute tech friend and he agrees that the 7200 rpm drives get really hot. The fan issue on the power supply appears to be an issue with simply taking it apart and lubricating it so it doesn't stick.

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