Am I safe with this HD temp?

By Boogityboo04
May 26, 2006
  1. I was running a virus scan and noticed my HD temp was up to 113 F, or 45 C. This is the first time its gotten this high, but it has been rocketing up the last few days. It is usually around 36 C. Is this safe or is a faliure iminent? I have noticed the computer slowing down more than usual when using the disk alot, or using the page file.

    EDIT: It is about 75 F where I am using my computer.

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  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    heat is bad get a fan for hdd
    the cooler the better most drives get hot
    seagate drives run up to 50C the newer even hotter
    that doesn't mean it's a OK thing
  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    ok, thanks.
  4. danswebs

    danswebs TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I have the next hard drive up from you (250GB) and i have 2 case fans and i manage to keep it at a idle between 34-38 deg C? Maybe you should invest in some case fans. Or if youve allready got some. Get a HDD Cooler
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