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 Post subject: Hard Drive TOO Hot
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:12 pm 
Coppermine
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I'm replacing my PSU and I notice my one drive is not showing up in BIOS so I get into it and notice, compared to the other drives.....the freakin thing is REALLY hot like you can cook an egg on it. The underside of it. I plugged it into a connection electrice and SATA that I knew worked and not only did it NOT show up in BIOS but it felt WAY too hot.

It's only like a year old and barely has been touched. Any ideas??


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive TOO Hot
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:35 pm 
Clawhammer
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Make? Model? Size? What do you use it for? Sounds like that is where all your malware is living! No...IMOK. Run Speccy and post the specs and temps. Depending on your fan configuration, it should be anywhere from 28-40C but no more than 50C.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive TOO Hot
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 pm 
Coppermine
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Sorry.

It's a freakin WD Caviar Green which I got so it would NOT run hot, spin less and I don't know what happened. Can't run anything on it cause BIOS doesn't recognize it.

LOTS of media and stuff on this drive, I lose this and I lose a lot. There's a Computer House around the corner, $80/hr, might drop it off to those guys but only for an hour. If they're so good and they can't figure it out in less than an hour than they aren't worth more than one hour.

I used an electrical connection and SATA connection that just showed to be pefectly fine, drive showed up and everything so I unplugged and plugged in this drive......nothing AND the bottom got WAY too hot to the touch. Don't know what to do.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive TOO Hot
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:58 am 
Smithfield
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Define "hot". Because 40C is normal operating temperature for a hard drive with reasonable airflow.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard Drive TOO Hot
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:23 pm 
Clawhammer
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Why would you pay $80 or more to have some Geek squad nerd "look" at it? If you're than paranoid, run the WD LifeGuard diagnostic tool to uncover any anomaly or just buy a new one and save some cash in the process.


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