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My hard drive is hot.

nial97
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Current I am using a one month old, western ditigal 6.4 GB hard drive with  13328 cyl; 15 heads; 63 spt.  This week, I noticed that it always go very, very warm.  You can probably call it hot(just use it for 30 mins and it goes hot).  Is this normal?  And generally, how hot can a hard drive goes?  How hot it can handle?    Thank you!
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The drives ratings do permit a fairly high temperature but the graph of service life to operating temp is exponential. Basically your not in immediate danger but ensure it is solidly screwed to the chassis as this disipates loads of heat and consider a second fan if your case has that facility
The best thing to do is to get better ventilation
your probaly got too many things in your case and that can case bits and pieces to heat
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