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Hard Drive Temp keeps increasing slowly up to the mid-50s after installing a new PSU

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August 30, 2013 8:45:48 AM

I recently bought and installed a new PSU for my PC since the last one blew,
It's a CTI 550W Gold Silent and since installing it when I boot up the computer my HDD (932GB Hitachi HUA721010KLA330 ATA Device (SATA) slowly increases in temperature 1 centigrade at a time until it hits the mid 50s and I worry about drive failure and/or data loss. This has only happened since installing a new PSU and I have no idea what could be causing it.

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a c 164 G Storage
August 30, 2013 8:57:52 AM

When you swapped the power supply, Did you disconnect a case fan by any chance?

What case do you have. If it has not fans, Maybe it is time to add at least a rear fan to remove air from the case.

If the old power supply moved more air than the new one, things may run a bit warmer.

50c should not kill a hard drive.
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August 30, 2013 9:16:19 AM

nukemaster said:
When you swapped the power supply, Did you disconnect a case fan by any chance?

What case do you have. If it has not fans, Maybe it is time to add at least a rear fan to remove air from the case.

If the old power supply moved more air than the new one, things may run a bit warmer.

50c should not kill a hard drive.


The case is a GC X11 and it has ventilation in the back and front, never did have a problem with temps before.
I didn't disconnect any fans when swapping them over as far as I can tell.
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a c 164 G Storage
August 30, 2013 9:25:28 AM

Please look to ensure both fans are still spinning.

A new power supply should not cause the drive to heat up.
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