Question is 41°C Temperature Normal for External HDD on Idle?

May 24, 2022
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Hi, I have two Western Digital storage, One is a 4TB Blue Internal and one is 2TB External Element.
I installed Western Digital Dashboard lately and in dashboard I see my 4TB internal temperature is 25°C to 27°C on IDLE while 2TB External drive is 40°C to 41°C on IDLE.
I feel my external drive became very slow lately sometimes when I copy something it starts at 60MB/s and drops to 10-20MB/s in 1 minute.

Is 40°C normal for external drive at idle? I ran all the health checks and all were good but I'm worried, Is my drive failing?
 

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