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Benchmark Results: Temperature And Noise

This is one of the coolest drives we’ve had in our storage test lab; 36°C maximum surface temperature is an all-time low.

Idle noise hasn’t changed much compared to the EADS.

The drive is quieter at high head activity, as when running the workstation I/O benchmark.

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