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Old 09-16-2006, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new WD1600JS hard drive, and it is running really hot, 60-64C according to speedfan and everest. Even 67 at times. I was just wondering if anyone else has had heat issues with this particular drive, or if I probably have a bad sensor or something. The thing is it is right below my two other drives with an 80mm fan blowing directly on them, so it is really weird that it is so hot. The other 2 hard drives are running at about 37-43C. Shouldn't the drive in the middle be the hottest, not the one on the bottom?
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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can you put a fan next to them?
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is what my setup is like. I'm thinking of putting another fan behind the drives (at the grill behind the yellow writing.
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I think that its just a problem with the sensor. When I start up my computer (cold boot), with 2 80mm fans blowing directly on it, it says its at 50C, while my other 2 are at 27C. I guess I'll just ignore it for now.
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Move it to the next slot down, it'll give it a bit more room.
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It doesn't make a difference where I put it.
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do install the fan anyways. The cooler you can keep any drive the better.
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Old 09-16-2006, 06:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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my maxtor consistently reports of 60*C +

i have just learned to ignore it
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can u feel the drive when it says it is that hot to verify it?
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