hard drive temperature

By Soap
Jan 10, 2004
  1. i have been using a program called HDD Health that apparently uses the smart which i have enabled on the drive and monitors the drive.

    it says my drive gets up to 56 degrees celcius is this dangerous?

    what are some ideas for a cheap cooling option? dont have much money to spend on this.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It depends on your setup. Certain cases has a slot for an intake fan that sits in front of the HDD cage, making it easy & cheap to cool your HDDs. If you do not have such a case, you could get a HDD cooler such as this one ->

    1. Zalman NP(Noise Prevention)Heatpipe HDD Cooler


    $22.99 at NewEgg.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    All most people need is a fan. Many nicer cases are designed with fans that are in front of the drive bays... Unfortunately, that isn't true for most people's cases.

    Drives are mechanical and I imagine that any hot temperatures take a measurable toll on the longevety of your drive, but who knows what temperatures are acceptable nor not? Hmm.

    I think 56*C is too hot. My drives run way cool, most due to my drives being nestled in front of two 90mm intake fans. If you have the space, then I recommend just adding additional fans.
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