Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 37459
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2005/5/2-4 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:37459 Activity:kinda low
5/2     To silent PC builders, make sure your HD is cool! You can download
        a program that checks for the temperature, here:
     http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=8&Product_ID=198&CATID=1
        Click on "Click here to download DTemp"
        \_ Interesting. On my desktop with good airflow, my Western Digital
           is 37C, and my Maxtor is 28C. My laptop (with Hitachi HD) is 47C.
           Using a laptop fan blower cools it by 1-2C. What about you guys?
           \_ My Hitachi 7200rpm 60GB (7K60) notebook HD was between 42 and
              47 today.
              \_ Similar HD at ~36-37C without a pad cooler, around 35C with a
                 cooler.
        \_ not sure how accurate smart data is... my thinkpad is reporting
           37 C for the drive and the ambiant temp here is 37.7 C if

           I can believe http://weather.com.  I am running linux w/ laptop mode
           so maybe I was lucky and the drive has been suspended for a
           long while...
           \_ INTERESTING. My ambient temperature is 30C and my Western
              Digital Caviar 200G drive says 27C. Either WD drives are
              really really cool, or they suck.
        \_ this doesn't support external (usb2.0) drives, right? :(
           \_ I tried it yesterday, didn't work for me on FireWire.
        \_ As I was scanning through the motd, I saw 36-37C and thought hey ho,
           this is going to be good, then I realized you weren't talking about
           breasts.  -ax
           \_ hahahaha you are funny ax! LEARN TO INDENT.
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