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Good Temperatures for a Hard Drive

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  • Hitachi
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August 29, 2012 1:31:14 PM

Hi there just worrying over the temps of my hard drive, I read somewhere that if a hard drive is under 30 its failure rate increases. My Hitachi 750gb hard drive idles at 25-27 degrees and at load reaches 29 degrees. I just wanted to know that if these temperatures are not so good for the hard drive and I should take off the intake fan from my computer to raise the hard drive temperatures.

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a c 82 G Storage
August 29, 2012 10:16:48 PM

According to a study performed at Google, it's true, but you shouldn't worry about it. Is your drive busy 24x7? If not, you'll probably replace it way before it fails.
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August 30, 2012 12:06:48 AM

GhislainG said:
According to a study performed at Google, it's true, but you shouldn't worry about it. Is your drive busy 24x7? If not, you'll probably replace it way before it fails.


No I dont use the hard drive 24/7 the maximum I use it is about 6 hours a day.
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a c 82 G Storage
August 30, 2012 1:38:12 AM

Then it shouldn't fail before you're ready to get rid of it. Stopping and starting the hard disk every day is worse than it's low internal temperature (which you can't be 100% sure is accurate).
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August 30, 2012 5:08:24 AM

You wont have problems unless u hit extremes.
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September 2, 2012 12:13:59 AM

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