How can I control the temperature of a Seagate hard drive?

Susendeep Dutta December 1, 2010
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I’m using a Seagate SATA hard disk 250 GB, 3.5″ form factor, NTFS formatted.
Through speccy I saw the following information-

Read Error Rate 116 (100 worst) Data 0006FCB9C5
Temperature 50 °C

I saw online that Saegate says that if a hard disk is operated in within range from 50 – 55 ° C the hard disk will die slowly and will eventually fail.

Sometimes the temperature raises to 52 °C.What should be done in that case?

  1. Susendeep dutta
    December 4, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I have defragged my HDD still it reaches 51°C.

    • Aibek
      December 27, 2010 at 10:33 am

      Hey Susendeep,

      Did you manage to get the temperature down? If so how did you do it?


  2. Susendeep dutta
    December 3, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I run CCleaner daily and defraggler once a week.I analysed on running defraggler that only 151 MB size is fragmented on C drive.

    Last time I had formatted my HDD is on August 2010.

  3. jay
    December 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

    To ensure smooth HDD performance, run diskcleanups regularly. Make sure the fragmentation is under control. You could invest in a good autoamtic real time defrag program that will utilize the idle resources and defrag in the background.

  4. Sameer1010
    December 2, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Keep it dipped in uce cold water... :-)

    • Aibek
      December 27, 2010 at 10:32 am

      that was a joke i suppose :-)

  5. Anonymous
    December 1, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    see if the circuit board on the drive is not defective.

    Ventilate your configuration, such as Thermaltake Hard Drive Cooler TMG HD1

    1) Fix Bad Sectors on a Hard drive:

    •Double-click on My Computer to open the My Computer window.

    Select the disk that you want to diagnose and repair.

    Choose Properties from the File menu. You should see the Properties window for the drive that you selected.

    Choose the Tools tab.

    Click the Check Now button under Error Checking Status.

    Depending on your version of Windows, choose either "Thorough" or "Scan for and Attempt Recovery of Bad Sectors."

    2) Defrag and clean hard drive

    HDD Health

    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

    try also to format and clean reinstal the windows, sometime left over files or softwares in conflict can make the hard drive to work harder

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