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Re: Harddisk clicks -> System freezes/reboots



On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 12:33 -0500, Claude Jones wrote:
> I'm convinced that laptop hd failures are in large measure caused by
> heat - poor engineering design in cooling provisions combined with
> drives that run too hot are my current no. 1 suspect.

I think that's a general problem.  Even in desktop cases, hard drives
often run awfully hot.  They're often not bolted on to something that
can help dissipate heat, and often don't have good air flow around them.

I rearranged things in an unreliable Windows machine so that a fan blew
across a drive, and it went from being hot to mildly cool, and all the
strange system errors disappeared at the same time.  I'm guessing due to
either the drive producing errors while hot, or simply not being
instantly readable on demand.

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