Posted 29 June 2005 - 07:48 AM
Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:54 PM
If it matters:
Intel celeron 2.4GHz
drive in question is FUJITSU mht2030at
Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:14 PM
No damage will have been done to your hard drive due to heat as such it just lowers its life. So if the drive is quite old already then it could be on the way out. You should always Defrag your hard drive as much as possible. I defrag once every 3 days to ensure no fragmentation.
You also have to bear in mind that laptops get very hot as it is and unfortunatly you cant just add another case fan or something like you can with desktops. A good way to see if a hard drive is going out the window is to listen for little scratches or clicks when the drive is loading. The louder and more apparent the clicks are the more chance the drive will be dying.
I would like to say also that anything above 60C for a Hard drive isnt good at all and very hot. As for the shutting off problem the hard drive temperature could be an indication of the temperature of the rest of your system. My CPU idles about 50C and the hottest my hard drive has been is 44C and atm its outside my case sitting on the table which is not good for airflow. So at a 65C hard drive temperature i would hate to think what the CPU temperature is.
If you wanted to lower your drive temp you could run it outside the case on a stand that provides airflow all around with a normal house fan blowing on it.
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