Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

hard drive temperature


  • Please log in to reply

#1
washout

washout

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 93 posts
ive searched a bit online and cant seem to find what the average temperature for a hard drive disk.
i have a seagate ST3250620A, 250GB 7200RPM.
on the data sheet, it says operating temp is from 0 to 60 celsius, which is a huge window.
i am using DTemp and my reading is usually 40 celcius.

basically, whats the aveage temperature for hard drives, specifically mine ??
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
According to manufactures, the normal recommended working temperature of a hard disk is 35-40°С. Once it rises by just 10°С – from 40°С to 50°С, the safety of its work becomes more than two times less!”

You could always use sisoft sandra to check what your temps get to with its burn-in program.

SRX660
  • 0

#3
washout

washout

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 93 posts
is there a program that monitors CPU temp and hard drive disk temp, and can be viewed in the taskbar?
  • 0

#4
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
There are plenty of programs that can do that. Thye caveat is that they all do not work on some computers ansd on some the readings may be wrong. All you can do is try them and see if they work. I have even found that the temp sensor reading in the BIOS can be off by quite a bit , so a good calibration by a shop that can do this would be in order. I happen to have access to a heat sensing camera to do my calibrations.

motherboard monitor
http://www.majorgeek...oad.php?det=311

Speedfan
http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

HW Monitor
http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

SRX660
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP