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    Arrow Maxtor (Hot!) OneTouch 250GB

    Hi,

    I've got myself a Maxtor OneTouch 250GB external drive, and I've noticed that it gets *really* hot. Not too hot to touch - but you wouldn't want to hold onto it for more than 5 seconds. It's not really doing much most of the time - just sat there... 'chillin' lol...

    I'm slightly concerned as the LaCie 120GB d2 drive I have gets hot as well... but only as hot when it is being worked to death.

    Anyone got any ideas/suggestions/comments?

    Thanks,

    Rory

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    All I can say is that I have a 200GB Maxtor in an Icy Box, and while it does get hot when being used, the aluminium side panels spread the heat.

    I presume the drive in that enclosure is just the bigger model of my hard drive, explaining why they both get "quite warm."
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    get a prog called ACTIVE Smart and run the 30 day trial, it will let you know how hot the drives are running.

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    i have a 120gb onetouch and it also gets very hot, i think its fine but dont rest chocolate on it like i did.

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    dont rest chocolate on it like i did.

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    Yea they do get hot, nothing to worry about
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    Both my Maxtors runs HOT compared to all my other drives.

    Strangely enough, the internal temp sensor says it's only a few degrees hotter, but my fingers tell me a completely different story!

    So yes - They do run hot. I wouldn't stress about it too much.

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    i got 2 250 external, yup they get pretty warm..i just have a fan blowing on both no idea what the temps are though.
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