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My hard drive is hot.

nial97
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My hard drive is very, very warm, near you can call it hot.  Does some one know what happen?  And generally, how hot can a hard drive go,  how hot it can handle?
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Your hard drive is spinning at 4500 rpm or faster, so it is bound to dissipate some heat. I have never heard of a hard drive dying from getting too hot, although it may be possible. As long as the system is running ok, I wouldn't worry about it. Make sure the cpu fan and the power supply fan are running and not covered with gunk. They are a lot more sensitive to heat than the hard drive.
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