About 5-7 months ago, I built a new PC for myself, and bought this as my HDD Western Digital Caviar SE16 even to this day I am not having any "problems" with the drive. Since day one I've had this computer, I've monitored all my PC's temperatures. The HD's temperature has been rising since I bought it, but nothing else has. It used to sit idle at about 25-26 degrees, and it eventually moved up to 27-29, 31-34, 36-38, and now it as at 38-40. These are IDLE temps mind you, and if I do anything at all, eventually the temperature rises to 41, or lately even 42, and it will not go back down. Even as I speak my HD is "idling" at 42 degrees. I've done a S.M.A.R.T. Scan using HDTune and Speedfan's built in tools. I have even scanned the entire HD with HDTune, no bad sectors, but it did say "your hard disk Power On Hours Count attribute current value (97) is below the normal range (98 - 100) reported for your specific hard disk model. Basically your hard disk was powered on for more than the maximum time the average user did. This means that either all of the reports collected are from hard disks that were not powered on for too long (this is realistic for recent models) or that your hard disk is becoming old. Usually this is not considered as a pre-failure advisory, but you should check whether you want to replace the hardware or keep an eye on its performances over time." I turn my computer off every day before I go to bed, and its a brand new hard drive, it should not be saying this. Even though there are no major errors, and no issues, I have had this HD for less than a year, and the temperature is rising at an alarming rate. Does anyone have any comments on this? I'm not sure if I should be worried, or if I should ignore it. Would it be best to prepare for a HD failure in the future, or am I safe?