WD Black 1.0 TB operating temp (WD1001FALS).. what's yours?

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  1. graysky

    graysky Senior member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. imported_wired247

    imported_wired247 Golden Member

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    40C is perfect for hdd's


    keeping them cooler than that does not prolong life.
     
  3. graysky

    graysky Senior member

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    I always thought less heat = longevity?
     
  4. sxr7171

    sxr7171 Diamond Member

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    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.
     
  5. imported_wired247

    imported_wired247 Golden Member

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    not true for HDD's. as I said, 40C is just about perfect.
     
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