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  1. #1
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    Hard Drive Temps

    With all the talk about CPU temps, I'd like to raise attention on something
    equally (if not more) important: hard drive operating temparature. Like
    pretty much any other electronic component, lowering the operating
    temperature can the increase the operational life.

    On Linux, type:

    smartctl -a <disk> | grep Temp

    to get the temp in Celcius. It should return a line like:

    194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0032 253 253 000 Old_age Always - 23

    The last number on the line is the temp in Celcius.

    I have no idea how to do it in Windows.

    Example:
    smartctl -a /dev/hda | grep Temp

    Note: you must use the device name representing the entire disk (/dev/hda),
    not a partition (/dev/hda1). Also, you'll need to be root.

    The ambient temp in my place is 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Anyway, my temps:

    Machine #1
    Disk Model Temp
    =========================
    Maxtor 6Y120P0 23
    Maxtor 6Y120P0 22

    Machine #2
    Disk Model Temp
    ============================
    Maxtor 6E040L0 25
    Maxtor 6Y200P0 28
    Maxtor 6Y120P0 23
    Maxtor 6L200P0 27


    Please also post the ambient temperature of the room where the computer is located.

    The purpose of this thread is to get others to post their temps as well.
    Last edited by HombrePeligroso; 02-08-2006 at 01:45 AM.
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    Re: Hard Drive Temps

    get speedfan,if it doesnt see it everest.

    those maxtors are prolly running hotter,ive seen a bunch giving off wrong numbers.liek scorching to the touch,yet they "said" 25-27c

    nonetheless,a 80mm or bigger i nfront wont hurt.

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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  3. #3
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    Re: Hard Drive Temps

    All of my drives (raptors) are running at 28C (actual hardware measurements) in a 23C room.

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