The first one I received was DOA, and I was sent a replacement which I am now using.
HD Sentinel rates the drive at 100% Health, which is reassuring. However, it also shows it as running at a temperature of 55c. Even when data is not being written or read, it remains at this temperature, which is in HD sentinel's "red zone" for drive temperatures. Also the drive's temperature has been steadily climbing since I connected it, so that indicates to me that it may reach even higher levels. I have two internal drives, one running at 31c and one at 37c.
Hitachi Specs list operating temperature for the drive as "5-35c."So I am wondering, are the temperatures I'm getting now matter for concern, and, if so, sufficient grounds for returning the drive as defective?
I also notice the drive is extremely loud when writing, far louder than any other drive I have had before. But I'm assuming that is not necessarily a sign of a bad drive, if all else seems to be in normal bounds. So it is the temperature issue I am mainly concerned about.