Question WD hdd running at 48-50c

Oct 15, 2018
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It's the summer season. Room temp is going beyond 40c.
HDD was running fine 30-35c in winter but now it's hitting 50c.
Is it safe? How to cool down the HDD? When I touch the HDD after just shut down it really feels hot.

HDD- WD blue 1tb 7200rpm
 

jsmithepa

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So u already know what the prob is, the HD needs better ventilation. Am afraid u have to go beyond what the case vendor gave you and make necessary modification. Hole(s) in front of the HD (got an unused drive bay u can remove the cover?) and lastly another fan in front or rear of the HD.

50c is on the high side, won't kill HD right away but may shorten its lifespan.
 
Oct 15, 2018
69
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45
Best answers
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So u already know what the prob is, the HD needs better ventilation. Am afraid u have to go beyond what the case vendor gave you and make the necessary modification. Hole(s) in front of the HD (got an unused drive bay u can remove the cover?) and lastly another fan in front or rear of the HD.
Looks like the only option. I don't have much time for 2 - 3 weeks. Can run pc on these temps?
I really want to know that If those temps are a real threat or I'm just panicking?
 

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