Hard Disk Heating

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    I just checked my HDD tempreture of my system, i have 3 HDD's and the tempreture of two of the HDD's are areound 50Centigrade. Is that safe or do i have to do something about it, my third one runs at 36Centigrade
     
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    Hi,
    I have to HDDs-Samsung SP4002H (40 GB) & Samsung SP0802N (80 GB). HDDLife shows the normal temperature of the 40 GB disk in between 40 & 45 and for the 80 GB disk, it is between 45 & 50. While defragmenting or when doing some hard disk intense tasks, the 80 GB disk's temperature rises to 53. Once I saw HDDLife showing 55. I shutdown immediately. I don't have a problem with any of the disks so far. I have been using the 40 GB one for three years and the 80 GB one for 1 year.
     
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    55 degrees is a bit too high. Check your HDD manual for the safe temperature range.
    Make sure there is enough space between the 2 HDD's. Don't make them occupy adjacent slots. If you could add a fan (inlet fan not exhaust) to the front of your cabinet it would help a lot.
     
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    Thanks alot i added two HDD coolers the temps are around 40 Degrees now i hope that tempreture is fine
     
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    looks good product i'll have to see to this
     
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    The HDD coolers throw a lot of dust on to the HDD so after a month or so check to see if the HDD needs cleaning - I use these coolers only during the summer months as my case has 3 120mm fans and the drives dont run hot during the other months.
     
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