Originally Posted by Hampton
Well being that that drive runs hot normally and you use it for p2p.. thats like running a server off of it, the drive spins at a high rate for lengths of time and defragging it will also keep it going.. sounds like it has no time to cool down. when you have a drive that runs hot never run p2p on it, give it a rest, put a fan directly in front of it, don't over defrag it.
sounds like a failing drive. notice any noises?
The drive does not run hot. Even when put under a very heavy load, the drive is not even warm to the touch. Only the Raptor X's got hot. The VelociRaptors produce virtually no heat. Furthermore I have one of the best cooling cases on the market so even if it did run hot, the case would keep it cool.
I ran the WD's extended test and the drive is good according to the test.
No there are no noises beyond the normal seeking sound of the R/W head moving around.