The problem of heating: the temperature of the hard drive
Active advertising of their products from outsidemanufacturers of cooling systems for the main components of a personal computer has done its job: even now the student knows that the CPU and the chip of a powerful video card are hot during operation.
But if this does not arise, then whyis the temperature of the hard drive growing? After all, its microcircuits do not have millions of transistors. There are completely different processes: the high speed of rotation of magnetic disks, the heat-generating engine, the hermetic construction and the frame of the reading heads, which affects the air flow - these are the main reasons that cause the temperature of the hard disk to increase. Here it is important to specify that not always its increase indicates any malfunctions.
Hard disk temperature in runningcomputer can not help but increase - this is normal, even inevitable. The exception is practically cold models with solid-state memory, but so far they have not received mass distribution due to the unreasonably high cost of each gigabyte of available capacity.
Now several features:
- the measurement should be performed after half an hour after turning on the computer - during this time the device will enter the steady mode;
- it is obvious that in the hot season the heating will be higher;
- the more intensively the disk is used, the more heat it allocates, therefore, in order to find the peak value, you should start defragmenting or scanning the files with antivirus for 15-20 minutes.
The following question is logical: "What should be the normal temperature of the hard drive"? It is recommended not to reinvent the wheel, but to go to the manufacturer's website (for example, Seagate, WD), choose your model and read the specifications. As a rule, the permissible level of heating is indicated there. Accordingly, it is not recommended to exceed it.
In most cases, heating up to 40-45 degreesis admissible. If the growth continues above 50, then you should install an additional blow to the device. Note that sometimes excessive heating indicates a malfunction of the disk's mechanics.