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HDD WD2002FAEX overheating/ high temperature

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#1 dutch



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:55 AM

Ive bought and testet a refurbished WD2002FAEX. In copy-progress (950GB about USB 2.0 Docking-station; several hours...) it reaches a very high temperature about 50 Celsius. Ive read, this WD Black is a little bit hotter than oher HDD in the working process. But 50 is very high I think. What do you think, when will it be critical because of a overheating? Has anybody experiences?
Many thanks, in advance!

#2 FastMHz



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

That's quite hot...I wouldn't let any of my drives run like that. Make sure your enclosure has forced air cooling. If it's one of those desktop docks, aim a fan at it. Heat is the enemy of all things electronic, especially hard drives.

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#3 dutch



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for your answer - youre completely right, heat is the enemy of all electronics.
The test via (crappy) Docking-station should not be a solution for a long time. And Im the opinion that this connection has a correlation to the high temperature. Now Im testing via SATA-connection and it reaches a temp of maximum 43 degrees of heat. I think thats ok...?

Edited by dutch, 10 July 2013 - 03:14 PM.

#4 continuum



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:14 AM

So long as you're within drive operating spec, you'll be fine.

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