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Old 04-08-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
graysky
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

Just added a WD1001FALS drive to my system. It's been idle for about 1/ 2h now and idle temp is kinda on the high side relative to my other drives. This WD drive is 39 C which is about 7 C hotter than my other HDD which is a 32 C. Room temp is 68 F. Is 39 C normal for this particular drive? If you have this particular HDD, please post your drive's idle temp.

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Old 04-09-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

40C is perfect for hdd's


keeping them cooler than that does not prolong life.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

I always thought less heat = longevity?
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

I have one in an external case attached to my HP MSS running WHS via eSata and it is at 50-55C. This drive puts out a lot of heat. I wouldn't recommend it for an NAS at all.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

Quote:
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I always thought less heat = longevity?

not true for HDD's. as I said, 40C is just about perfect.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:13 PM   #6
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Default WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

Here's the direct link to the google study of drive failures.
http://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf

Too cool is definitely not a good thing based on that study.
Seems between 30-45c is where you want to be.
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