Hard Drive far too hot to handle!

By 0b3
Jun 19, 2005
  1. Hi ive recently purchased a USB aluminium drive caddy so that i could put my 80gb seagate HDD in to use with my laptop.
    After a few teething problems it now works fine though im very worried about the heat of the the drive box after about an hours continous usage.
    i opened the drive box and touched the drive and it was extremely hot, this hasnt caused any problems at all but im worried that the heat may deteriorate my drive which would be very annoying as i have all my music and data stored on it. my previous caddy had a fan inside it which kept the drive cool but my current one has no fan.

    Am i worrying about nothing or could this turn out to be a problem?

    Any advice much appreciated thanks in advance. ;)
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    modern 7200 rpm hard drives have (for some time now) been shown to require additional cooling for a good operational life span. a hard drive running hot decreases its operational life span. get youself a case with a fan.
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