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Western Digital HDD - Temperature Sensor?

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Last response: in Storage
July 1, 2003 3:19:15 PM


I have a few IBM 60GB HDDs, and the temerature of the drives are able to be monitored in MBM5.

I also have 2 120GB WD JB drives that MBM5 does not detect as having a sensor. Does anyone know if these drives have the temperature monitoring feature?

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July 1, 2003 5:04:28 PM

They probably don't if its not detected by mbm5...i would imagine that most drives do not have a temp sensor...
July 1, 2003 6:44:05 PM

I think the majority of hard drives have a built in temperature sensor from which they periodically callibrate themselves. My old 30GB IBM GXP75 has one which I'm able to access using the IBM diagnostic boot floppy.

I didn't know that MBM5 was able to read drive temps but thats a really interesting point. I have a couple of Raptors and a Maxtor Plus 9 that I'll check out.

<b>Vorsprung durch Dontwerk</b>.....<i>as they say at VIA</i>
July 2, 2003 6:21:34 AM

Yeah, the newer versions of MBM5 seem to be able to monitor drives that are supported.

After reading on the MBM5 forum, apparently the WD drives do not contain a temp sensor.