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Hard drive temp

Message #1 - Posted 2006/08/24 - Eric Karr

I have a 120GB Seagate internal ATA drive in a G4 DA that doesn't give me a temp reading. All my other Seagates do though.

Any ideas?

Lurch

Message #2 - Posted 2006/08/24 - Dylan C

Eric Karr wrote:

I have a 120GB Seagate internal ATA drive in a G4 DA that doesn't give me a temp reading. All my other Seagates do though.

Any ideas?

Lurch

I don't know why it doesn't give you a temp reading but it really doesnt matter. Hard drives are made to run hot and very few fail because of heat. The real disadvantage to HDs generating alot of heat is that it increases the overall ambient system temperature. As long as that temp stays within acceptable ranges, I wouldn't worry about it.

-Dylan C

Message #3 - Posted 2006/08/25 - Neill Massello

Eric Karr wrote:

I have a 120GB Seagate internal ATA drive in a G4 DA that doesn't give me a temp reading. All my other Seagates do though.

Any ideas?

Not all drives have temperature sensors.

Message #4 - Posted 2006/08/24 - Eric Karr

True, but this is 7200.9 series drive. Since the 7200.7 drive I have gives a reading I expected the newer drive would. I thought perhaps there was a known issue I had missed along the way.

Neill Massello wrote:

Eric Karr wrote:

I have a 120GB Seagate internal ATA drive in a G4 DA that doesn't give me a temp reading. All my other Seagates do though.

Any ideas?

Not all drives have temperature sensors.

Message #5 - Posted 2006/08/24 - Eric Karr

The DA's have no other readable temp sensors. Drive temp monitoring is the only way to monitor internal temps, short of a Rat Shack temp probe or infrared gun.

Dylan C wrote:

Eric Karr wrote:

I have a 120GB Seagate internal ATA drive in a G4 DA that doesn't give me a temp reading. All my other Seagates do though.

Any ideas?

Lurch

I don't know why it doesn't give you a temp reading but it really doesnt matter. Hard drives are made to run hot and very few fail because of heat. The real disadvantage to HDs generating alot of heat is that it increases the overall ambient system temperature. As long as that temp stays within acceptable ranges, I wouldn't worry about it.

-Dylan C

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