Is my HDD overheating?

Gabriel V

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Sorry, my english is bad.

I have two hard drives.

First one is a Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB
Second one is a Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB (This one is older than the first one)

My temps on both HDD are from 40C° to 50C°
My ambient temp is around 25C°

Is my HDD overheating? How i can down my temps without using hard drive coolers?

PD: At this moment, my case dont have a good airflow, i'm building my pc, i only have PSU's fan.
 

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25-40 degrees Celsius is ideal. 40-50 is acceptable, but anything above 45 can lead to higher failure rates. Above 50 is too hot. If your case does not have a fan at the front, but does have a space for one to go, I'd recommend getting a front intake fan to help cool them down. If that's not possible at the moment, for whatever reason, try taking the side panel off and seeing if the temperatures improve.

Source: based on a paper Google published, based on the data from over 100,000 hard drives. http://www.buildcomputers.net/hdd-temperature.html

EDIT: Ninja'd ;)
 

drtweak

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Those are on the warmer sides. Mine say around te 30-40 range at most. But then they all have fans on them directly. Since you have no fans on them and only have the PSU fan there isn't anything you really can do without getting better ventalion.
 

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25-40 degrees Celsius is ideal. 40-50 is acceptable, but anything above 45 can lead to higher failure rates. Above 50 is too hot. If your case does not have a fan at the front, but does have a space for one to go, I'd recommend getting a front intake fan to help cool them down. If that's not possible at the moment, for whatever reason, try taking the side panel off and seeing if the temperatures improve.

Source: based on a paper Google published, based on the data from over 100,000 hard drives. http://www.buildcomputers.net/hdd-temperature.html

EDIT: Ninja'd ;)
 

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Yeah, i'm planning to put some fans on my case, but i have a problem, my case has space for a front fan, but front of the case is totally closed. See the pics below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rw4etnzkvqrw3yi/20140421_192613.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hj6ran0mdol8ncs/20140421_192635.jpg

Can i put a fan there to cool my HDD?
 

drtweak

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Naw you can pull that front off. There should be 3 of those Plastic round inserts (You can see it botton right in the first pic) on each side. If you push them out the front can some off and you can then mount a fan on the INSIDE but you need to access the front the screw it in. Make sure the fan blows the air IN.
 

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