i had some problems, suspected that cooling was a factor. so I got the Speedfan software, and all but one of the labels for the temperature readings were foreign to me, except the one labelled 'HD0 (250.1 GB)'. this is also the only reading I get that is consistently high
it says 74* C and through some boring watching, I can see it rise almost immediately upon startup.
i recently cleaned my heatsink on my processor, and the power supply was replaced in the last 6 months. I opened my case, then closed my case. Always the same result: hard drive temp is going up without remorse. so i borrow a friend's desk fan, really noisy of course, and hence annoying. when i got the fan i had been running my computer for like 4 hours. I try pointing it at the hard drive, and the temp jumps a degree, rising steadily. i point it back towards my processor a little, and the temp stops going up. i then move it all the way to the back of the case. in 15 minutes it went from 74* C to 58*C.
Whats causing my abnormally high temps for my hard drive? and why does the temp drop when the fan is farther from my hard drive? what other cooling solutions are suggested, which will free my office from this noisy hi-performance desk fan that is almost all the way inside my open-case tower