Maxtor Hard Drive Heating Problems

By t3chb0y
Jul 5, 2006
  1. I use the 250GB Maxtor ATA 133 Diamondmax 10 in my external hard drive..
    Hard Drive
    Enclosure :
    The thing is that I'm really fed up with the heat it gives off..

    When the hard drive is on full load...the enclosure gets pretty hot...

    However , often times ...many drive errors appear like partition corruption probably due to the heating of the hard drive..

    Is there anything I could do to make it cooler or etc?

    I regret buying a drive from Maxtor
  2. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 216

    maxtor is hot, pretty hot :)
    im glad that they will no longer exist
    its seems that you need to replace the enclosure with some liquid system
    chek this
    for sure u need better cooling

  3. t3chb0y

    t3chb0y TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have the money in my pocket to buy water cooling....way too expensive for me
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    is the fan working in the enclosure?
  5. t3chb0y

    t3chb0y TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes , it is working but then even with the fan...the hard drive can't get cool enough ..

    It's an improvement from my previous plastic enclosure where the drive overheats and then crashes...

    I still need a more effective way to getting heat out from the hard drive
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I run Seagate and Western digital drives in USB 2.0 enclosures and have no problems with heat as long as the enclosure has a fan. if you dont have the money to replace the drive then your only viable option is to find ways to allow more air flow. thru the enclosure.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.