[SOLVED] WD My Passport 1TB Operational Temperature

Jan 13, 2022
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WD My Passport operational temperature is 35C (maximum) << from WD documentation

But, when I do heavy task like copying >100GB (30 minutes), do hdd sentinel surface test, encrypting full drive with bitlocker, it rise to 45-57C.

Question is:
Is it normal? Is it safe to reach above operational temp (ONLY when do heavy long task)?
 

Colif

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it seems normal for external drives to run warm when being used
https://www.anandtech.com/show/10762/western-digital-my-book-8tb-and-my-passport-4tb-external-hdds-review/3
seems some of those can run at 60 - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/wd-my-passport-ultra-2tb-share-your-experiences-please.2718574/
 

Colif

Win 11 Master
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Jun 12, 2015
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it seems normal for external drives to run warm when being used
https://www.anandtech.com/show/10762/western-digital-my-book-8tb-and-my-passport-4tb-external-hdds-review/3
seems some of those can run at 60 - https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/wd-my-passport-ultra-2tb-share-your-experiences-please.2718574/
 

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