Safe Laptop HDD Temps
Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:09 PM
I've recently picked up a new Lenovo Y580 laptop which is really just great.
Seeing as how it's a work/gaming laptop I got a nice cooling pad to go along with it.
Now usually while being idle most of the parts run rather cool, 35C-45C. (HDD usually starts off really low then sits at around 34C-37C area)
If I decide to run a game the HDD temperature usually spikes up to about 45C-48C and takes a while until it comes down.
Taking into consideration that I won't be gaming ALL the time but when I do i'd reckon I do so for anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours would you say that these temps are reasonable?
After doing some research I read that it was someones bright idea (the designer of the laptop) to stick the HDD slot next to the CPU and GPU.
There is an option to move the HDD to where the optical drive sits and in turn ditching the OD all together, I guess it would result in lower temps but i'd rather not void my warranty just yet..
Forgot to mention that the HDD is a Seagate 1TB 5400RPM..
Sorry for the long post and thanks for any input.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:58 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:24 PM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:39 AM
The HDD is not a big heat producer. The CPU is the primary heat producer and any add-in GPU card. I would not move the HDD to possibly lower the temps by 1C.
Edited by Beenthere, 27 February 2013 - 12:40 AM.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:31 PM
I was expecting more of a drop of like 5-10C..
After a while of gaming the right side of the laptop is pretty warm while the left is relatively cool..
It'd make sense to me that barely any heat reaches that area so i'd be looking at much lower idle and load temps.
Surely moving the HDD away from it's deadly sandwich between the CPU and GPU should yield some results?
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