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Re: What IS reasonable disk drive temperature?



On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 06:13:31PM +1000, taso wrote:
> >Yes, I am.  As I said, you should put them close to an exhaust fan to
> >pull warm air off them.  The temperature sensors at the hard drive
> The HD temperature CANNOT be lower than ambient unless there is some type
> of refrigeration happening. Therefore, your drives are either refrigerated
> or your measurements are suspect.

Or, a third possibility, which is: you are misunderstanding what Ben is
saying. :) He means the ambient temperature *inside* the case, not outside.
Presumably, it's not 40C in his server room or office. Even my
poorly-conditioned office is, as you can see below, only 82 degrees F --
about 27C.

-- 
Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>
Current office temperature: 82 degrees Fahrenheit.


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