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Windows 7: Hard Drive Temperature..

30 Aug 2009   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Hard Drive Temperature..

Hey everyone, just curious if 45c is too hot for a laptop hard drive.

I'm using a program and its warning me about the heat saying to back-up data blah blah blah.. its been like that (heat wise) ever since I bought the laptop.


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30 Aug 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Which program are you using to check the heat?
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30 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Which program are you using to check the heat?
Well it wasn't a program specifically for that, but I was checking out this program called EnhanceMySe7en.

Also Fedora 11 claims I have a failing hard drive (failed to respond to SMART tests, but anything thats not Fedora based doesn't say its failing). :S
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30 Aug 2009   #4
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Hey everyone, just curious if 45c is too hot for a laptop hard drive.

I'm using a program and its warning me about the heat saying to back-up data blah blah blah.. its been like that (heat wise) ever since I bought the laptop.
Hi DarkNovaGundam,

I would say this is very good temp for your hard drive.
Few years ago Google published special raport about HD failures it is still available as .pdf document here:
http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

The optimal temperature for HD is from 35C to 46C, in this range the AFR% is the smallest.

You can also can read this full explanation about this Google test:
Google - Hard Drive Failures - High Temps May Not Cause Failures - Maybe ? ~ The Blade by Ron Schenone MVP


HTH,
Creer
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30 Aug 2009   #5
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Hi DarkNovaGundam,

I would say this is very good temp for your hard drive.
Few years ago Google published special raport about HD failures it is still available as .pdf document here:
http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

The optimal temperature for HD is from 35C to 46C, in this range is AFR% is the smallest.

You can also can read this full explanation about this Google test:
Google - Hard Drive Failures - High Temps May Not Cause Failures - Maybe ? ~ The Blade by Ron Schenone MVP


HTH,
Creer
Thanks Then why do things keep telling me my HDD is too hot! (or failing) I realize I have a crappy hard drive, but its no reason for the software to lie to me!
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30 Aug 2009   #6
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Thanks Then why do things keep telling me my HDD is too hot! (or failing) I realize I have a crappy hard drive, but its no reason for the software to lie to me!
The softwares are made by humans
If developer set the critical temp range for HD from eg. 44C up then you see what happens.
Don't worry about it.
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30 Aug 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
The softwares are made by human
If developer set the critical temp range for HD from eg. 44C up then you see what happens.
Don't worry about it.
And fedora telling me my HDD is failing? o.o I remember it saying that it wasn't responding to its SMART tests. :S
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30 Aug 2009   #8
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
And fedora telling me my HDD is failing? o.o I remember it saying that it wasn't responding to its SMART tests. :S
Sorry I misreading your previous post. About failing disk SMART raport should tell you the truth.
Did you check SMART under Windows (eg. HD Tune)?
Can you post here your screenshot with SMART?
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30 Aug 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Sorry I misreading your previous post. About failing disk SMART raport should tell you the truth.
Did you check SMART under Windows (eg. HD Tune)?
Can you post here your screenshot with SMART?
HD Tune (non-Pro) shows my HD Temp as 49C.. What program do you suggest I use to get the SMART Status (for the screenie to upload?)

EDIT: 51C now, though thats likely because I'm having HD Tune do a quick scan (which is slow).
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30 Aug 2009   #10
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
HD Tune (non-Pro) shows my HD Temp as 49C.. What program do you suggest I use to get the SMART Status (for the screenie to upload?)

EDIT: 51C now, though thats likely because I'm having HD Tune do a quick scan (which is slow).
Check the SMART status in HD Tune 2.55 (it is free) tab Health and post here screenshot.
I see that your temp in every minute is higher... not good 51C is high temp for hd.
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