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HD tune - reports 55 Degree "critical" temp.  Ignore or call 911?

Posted on 2008-06-17
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HD tune - reports 55 Degree "critical" temp.  Ignore or call 911?
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by:garycase
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55 is very high for a hard drive ... typically they should run in the high 30's or low 40's, except when they're being severely stressed (lots of thrashing under very heavy activity) ... when they'll get warmer => but they still shouldn't get as high as 55.

Having said that, if it's only hitting 55 after significant stress testing (how many cycles of HDTune did you run ??), and it's a warm day, then it may not indicate anything bad, as long as it cools back down quickly afterwards.   But if it's running consistently at that temp level, you either have a failing drive; or you've got it mounted in such a way that's it's getting very poor cooling (perhaps inadequate airflow).
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by:nobus
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you can awlways mount a fan , blowing on it to cool it extra
what 's its temp in idle ?
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Its a laptop - it sounds like the fan is going.
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I missed that ... although you clearly noted in the question it was a laptop.   So it's not an airflow issue (clearly it's getting the airflow it was designed to).   Either the laptop's fan is dying (as you noted above) or the drive is failing.   In either case, I'd be SURE you're very well backed up ... so there are no surprises if the drive fails altogether.
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