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Windows 7: Western Digital WDME3200TE Temp

02 Jul 2010   #1
wizkid

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Western Digital WDME3200TE Temp

Hi

I have a Western Digital WDME3200TE hard drive when the drive is in use the temp is around 45c I have contacted Western Digital who have said that the drive should only go upto 40c. The drive seems to work ok still when the temp is at 45c. Does this sound like the normal temp for these drives?


Please can someone advise

Thanks


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02 Jul 2010   #2
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

5C isn't going to make a huge difference as far as I know. Is that hard drive the only component in your computer that is heating up above normal temps?
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02 Jul 2010   #3
wizkid

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Hi

Its an external HDD.
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02 Jul 2010   #4
BCXtreme

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wizkid View Post
Hi

Its an external HDD.
Ah, okay. Should've checked the model number.

I have a very similar external drive ... if you could tell me what program/method you used to read the temperature of the drive, I could tell you what temp mine runs at, if that would help determine what "normal" is.
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02 Jul 2010   #5
Kirsch

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45C you are fine, if it starts jumping to 50C - 55C, then you might run into some problems. If it hits 60C.. bad news bears.
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02 Jul 2010   #6
wizkid

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wizkid View Post
Hi

Its an external HDD.
Ah, okay. Should've checked the model number.

I have a very similar external drive ... if you could tell me what program/method you used to read the temperature of the drive, I could tell you what temp mine runs at, if that would help determine what "normal" is.

Hi

Thanks for your replies,

I use Crystal Disk Info to check the drive temps. Is there any others?
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02 Jul 2010   #7
A Guy

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The Maximum operating temp on that drive is 40 degrees. Yours is running hotter than the expected maximum. If your temp readings are correct, then according to specs, you DO have a problem.

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03 Jul 2010   #8
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My external hard drive, which is a very similar model to yours, is running at about 32C. So yes, you most likely do have a problem. I assume Crystal Disk Info confirms that the drive is otherwise in good health? Is the room temp warmer than average? Is the hard drive positioned in a place where it doesn't get much ventilation.
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03 Jul 2010   #9
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
My external hard drive, which is a very similar model to yours, is running at about 32C. So yes, you most likely do have a problem. I assume Crystal Disk Info confirms that the drive is otherwise in good health? Is the room temp warmer than average? Is the hard drive positioned in a place where it doesn't get much ventilation.
Hi

Crsystal Disk shows the drive to be in good health with no problems. At the moment the drive is idle at 35c. Room temp is 19c.
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