I replaced my 600gb WD Velociraptor with a 2TB Caviar Black drive, I placed it in the exact same spot that the 600gb one was in too.
After running some heavy graphic games and 3DS-Max or Maya, I noticed that the temperature oh the drive cage is rising to over 104f/40c degrees, while with the Velociraptor installed it always kept a steady 93.4f/34.1c temperature.
I have my build in a TT Armor super tower with 8 fans.
The only thing I can think of is that my ASUS Ge-Force 580 GTX might be the cause of the overheating, but then why when I had the 600gb one in it was cool?
I should also mention, the Caviar Black in question did cause me a problem in the past when I could not partition it.
But now it seems to be working fine, I tried it on 2 different computers, ran a full scan disk test on it with 0 errors or bad sectors, copied and moved single files larger than 5gb from and in with no issues.
Should I just throw it out and put my Velociraptor again, or is there anything else I can try?
This is the second 2TB Caviar Black in the build, together with an Intel 230gb SSD.
Before I added the second one, ALL 3 of the drives were running at around 34.
With the second one, it reached 40, and there I stopped and closed everything as I didn't want to let it rise any higher.
Last thing I forgot to mention... (lurking the forums at 4am doesn't do me good)....
The second 2TB drive is absolutely empty, I didn't install anything on it yet, so everything I mentioned that I had running while I noticed the overheating was either from the SSD, or the first 2TB drive that has always been running cool.