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Master Geek

#109075 12-Sep-2012 08:01
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I have just put together a new system...

I have two 3TB WD Green drives in it as well as a SSD.

How hot should the Drives be allowed to get? i.e. what would be normal, what would be too hot?

I have to transfer 2TB data over Ethernet, and don't want to do damage while the transfer is running over night....

I started the transfer but the drives went to 40degrees. is that bad for a 12hour transfer time?


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Ultimate Geek

  #685004 12-Sep-2012 15:18
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The data sheet for WD green drives gives an operating temperature range of 0 to 60 degrees C. So running at 40 degrees shouldn't be a problem for them.

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Uber Geek

  #685006 12-Sep-2012 15:21
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my normal operating temperature for green drives are between 42-47C


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Uber Geek

  #685015 12-Sep-2012 15:39
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I'd have thought how hot they get is irrelevant.
If they get too hot and burn out while transferring a disc full of data then you could claim a replacement or refund under the CGA as not being fit for the purpose.

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  #685026 12-Sep-2012 15:49
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B1GGLZ: If they get too hot and burn out while transferring a disc full of data then you could claim a replacement or refund under the CGA as not being fit for the purpose.

Excellent; I was planning to build an HTPC in a completely unventilated steel box, so this is good info to have. ;-)

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