Well the Google study shows pretty clearly that drives running below 30C have the highest failure rates of all up until they're about 3 years old, and then they're overtaken by drives running at 40C or more (but still higher than 30C).
The bearings and lubricants in hard drives are designed to run at a certain expected temperature, and from the Google data it certainly seems that they don't like temperatures below about 30C.
That is very interesting and logically true that a it should be running at an idle temperature same as cars do, just sounds so funny to hear about getting temperatures up when everyone dreams of getting a PC near freezing point
^Agreed...same here, apparently my hardware is running to cool. BTW sminlal, just to make sure, my CPU idles at 25C-30C, my videocard idles at 35-40C, are those temps fine, anything damaged, just to make sure lol.
No, I'm going to move it to the bottom of the case, there is a bit less airflow there, right now its right smack in the middle where my main intake fan is. And i'll change probably today later, if it highers temps i'll tell you