Hard Drive Temperature – Does It Matter?

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    http://blog.backblaze.com/2014/05/12/hard-drive-temperature-does-it-matter/
     
  2. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    I have an old seagate drive, 7 years old and still kicking with a few bad sectors. It stays on most of the time and the temp. is almost always above 50 deg. C, sometimes it even hits 60! There's a lot read/write on that drive and it contains mostly backup files etc. But considering how old it is, I still find it fascinating.
     
  3. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    If you think a 7 year old drive is interesting, you should see my Apple II HDD from the 1980's!
    10MB 10LBS
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

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    Note the "As you can see, all of the drives are well within the 0˚C (or 5˚C) to 60˚C that the manufacturers specify for the drives. And almost all of the drives are in the nice comfortable range from 15˚ to 30˚.

    Had they studied drives across wider temperature ranges... including at temperatures outside of spec... the results would/should have been different.
     
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