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externall hdd is getting hot??

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tgpraveen

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i recently bought a WD elements 3.5" external hdd 500gb. i have kept it on top of my cpu.
the room is not air conditioned.

the hdd gets hot after a few hours of keeping it on. i can touch it . but still it is way hotter than room temp.

is this normarl? what can i do to cool it if it aint?

also it is under warranty so what shuld i do?

do internal hdds also get so hot?
 

rhitwick

Democracy is a myth
is this normarl? what can i do to cool it if it aint?
Ias it normal............ I don't know........
I've used 3 external FDDs till now...........3.5"...........by maxtor, WD and Seagate (500GB each).........all of them gets hot while being on for several hours.......
I think other forum members may throw light on this........

do internal hdds also get so hot?
Man..........it gets hot like hell..............after using ur pc like executing tasks like watching movie from interrnal HDD, palying games for even 2 hrs makes it enough hot to fry an egg:D
 
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tgpraveen

Simpsons rox
well sine mine is external and gets hot i could probably make papads
off to get some papads

seriuosly though others pls comment
 

static_x

In the zone
Use Sentinal Hard Disk Monitor (software) to monitor the condition of your HDDs. We can check the External HDDs by touching 'em so you can say that its getting hot but its okay..i mean at times they reach +55C or higher....
 

acewin

Point Blanc
yeah really check the temps with the above softwares.
I got WD Passport nad also ahve used Elements, they do not go very hot may maxed to 35-40 but not more anything more than that is not good in general I would say.
 

entrana

M$™ Certified Spammer
it is supposed to get hot. its just an internal hdd with a case and a usb interface. expect it to run at even 50 degrees C. but u shudnt use externals that long . many people have issues of data corruption. externals arent supposed to be used for many hours.
 

static_x

In the zone
it is supposed to get hot. its just an internal hdd with a case and a usb interface. expect it to run at even 50 degrees C. but u shudnt use externals that long . many people have issues of data corruption. externals arent supposed to be used for many hours.

I Talked to Seagate CC service and they told that you can run the external HDs for any period of time, provided they're kept in open and non humid atmosphere.:D
 

entrana

M$™ Certified Spammer
u wanna bet? google this prob man. many people will start having problems with overuse of externals.
 

static_x

In the zone
u wanna bet? google this prob man. many people will start having problems with overuse of externals.
I'm not disagreeing you mate..i'm telling you what seagate service people told me....BTW i'm using my LaCie Externall HD (500GB) constantly for the past 1 year and no problem yet....It remains ON whenever I'm using my system...
Confirmed it again from Seagate CC...upto the temp of 70 C it is perfectly okay..:D
 
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