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    Western Digital drives - cut out due to heat

    Hi All,

    Has anyone had a Western Digital drive cut out, power down or loose comms due to heat? The SATA RAID s/w (ULi 1573) reports that the drive has been hot-plugged.

    The drive is a bog standard 7200rpm 160GB SATA drive, not a Raptor.

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    Just to clarify, do you know what hot-plugged means? I cant tell if you think it has something to do with heat or not?

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    Reseat the SATA cable and make sure it's secure.
    "Hot plugged" means plugged in or disconnected while the system is still powered on (i.e. "hot".)

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    hot plugging means it has been unplugged when the pc is switched on (okay for Sata) - a sata cable may have fallen out

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    Due to excessive heat
    Go Pyle! DO what you must do to extinguish the fire!
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    Just to clarify, yes I do know what is meant by hot plugged (ie disconnected while powered up). I want to know if anybody has had a harddrive power down on them when its got too hot.

    Also, does S.M.A.R.T. monitoring have anything to do with it? would the BIOS power down a drive if the temp was detected as getting too high? SMART does support temperature readings.

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    SMART can shut the drives down when they go above 65C i believe. As thats the reccomended temp.

    I never have hard drives without a fan in front of them, not worth the risk.
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    Pyle,

    Thanks for the link, excellent little utility. The two HDDs are in a SFF case and don't have air flow on them.

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