View Full Version : Hot Hard Drive?

06-12-06, 06:19 PM
Well I just picked myself up a new WD250GB SE16 drive today. So I installed it and checked the temp, and its reporting it as 64c... Hot ya think? But I felt the drive and it was just slightly warm, not hot or anything. So, any ideas on why its reporting it as so hot?

06-12-06, 06:32 PM
Is the probe sandwiched between the hdd and anything else that might be another source of heat? I don't know how your rig is set up, but that may account for it.

06-12-06, 06:39 PM
There is a known bug with these drives. I have 2 of them. (just bought second one today at Best Buy on sale). SpeedFan shows mine at 56' C and I'll check the second one once I get it installed. Again, known bug, so don't fret. :D

06-12-06, 07:28 PM
ah thanks. Guess you cant fix this bug right?

06-12-06, 10:16 PM
ah thanks. Guess you cant fix this bug right?
maybe a firmware update? have no idea how to do that, but have heard of them with the Maxtor drives that didnt like working with nforce4 boards...

06-14-06, 08:35 AM
Not that I know of. There is no firmware update for these, I've checked. It's not really running that hot, but I don't like not knowing the exact temps either.