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Old September 16, 2012, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Its a chunk of moving metal.. 40 is fine.. 80 is fine even 90 is fine. Heat doesn't damage a drive.
As long as they are running within spec this is true. few consumer desktop hard drives I know of run 90C without cooking. I have seen higher HDD failure rates on servers that had crap venting, or fan controllers fried and no one bothered to wonder why the server room was screaming alarms over a weekend. If you are worried about temp spend $10 on a fan, even a small amount of air flow will drop temps drastically. 40C is nothing to be worried about really, I always kept mine around the low 30's but I have seen what heat does so might be paranoid.
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