Question Should this disk get so hot?

Aug 17, 2019
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Hi,
I have just purchased a 12TB Ironwolf, which I shall be using in a caddy to backup a NAS via USB 3.

I have put it in the caddy and run some initial tests with Seatools, which ran OK. I have not formatted it yet.

I started running an error check in HD Tune Pro, but after an hour the temp went over 50c.

Is this to be expected, of does it potentially indicate a problem with the drive? Will I likely have a problem running this drive in this caddy?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

 

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According to the Seagate, operating drive temp should not exceed 60°C while it can stand up to 70°C,
source: https://www.seagate.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/ironwolf-12tbDS1904-9-1707US-en_US.pdf

Also, reputable HDD reviews doesn't say a word about it's temperature,
link 01: https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/seagate-ironwolf-pro-12tb-hdd,review-34250.html
link 02: https://www.storagereview.com/seagate_ironwolf_review_12tb
link 03: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3254654/seagate-ironwolf-12tb-review.html

Only review that shows temps, puts it 29°C on idle and 38°C during stress test,
link: https://www.nikktech.com/main/articles/pc-hardware/storage/hard-disk-drives/8332-seagate-ironwolf-12tb-sata-iii-hdd-review?start=7
 
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Thanks. I have since put it in an old aluminium caddy that I dug out (no fan and no vent to speak of), and also placed the caddy on a cookie sheet as an extra heat sink.

I'm only getting max of 166MB/s in the new caddy, but the temp maxed at 41c running the error check for an hour, and 38c during several hours of copying (HDD->SATA->USB3->Ironwolf).

So, it looks like it will be OK, I just wondered if it might indicate a problem.

The real test will be using it for the planned purpose of NAS backup, but I won't have the NAS set up for a few days yet.

Thanks for the responses.
 
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