I have MBWE I (single drive, blue rings) Originally it was 320GB. Sadly it started going into read-only mode, and eventually i found out that the hdd developed lots of bad sectors, mostly in first 4gigs. So i made a rescue procedure onto a new WD5000AAKS hdd, Firmware 2.00.19. Everything works fine, for a couple days now.
I know that temperature question was discussed in a lot of threads, and i also know that average temp of this drive is 50,5. According to
smartctl -d ata -A /dev/sda | grep Temp
my drive's temperature usually is 53 degrees in celsius. I would be ok with that, because it's not a big difference from average. But this result is with case open, and when i touch a disk drive itself its burning hot. And i mean it. Holding a finger on it, for a second or two, is painful, and i assume that e.g. 53degrees metal item should not be burning hot? Somehow i believe that it is much hotter, than te smartctl is telling me, but have no appropriate thermometer to measure drive temperature externally. So at least i would like to know if your drives are also "burning hot" ? I know it sounds a little dumb, but still :)
another question is about spindown - it doesn't matter whether the hard drive is idle or busy
hdparm -C /dev/sda
gives me output that the disk is in standby mode.
after i turn the device on, temperature keeps rising all the time. At first it's about 46degrees, and in about 30minutes it hits 53, and keeps around this
all the time. The temperature rises even when the disk is idle. And it stays at 53degrees even if i spin-down the disk manually with
hdparm -y /dev/sda
even after few hours it's still 53degrees..
Does anyone have a clue why could spined down disk be so hot? is it it supposed to remain hot after spindown?
I have never checked temperature on original 320GB disk, because touching the closed case didn't seem too warm, and until it got broken i didn't open the case, so i have not touched the working original disk with my fingertips. So i have one more rhetorical question : maybe the excessive heat damaged my original disk, and i should be worried about this new one? or maybe the original disk didn't have heat problem, why does this one do? both disks are WD blue series. (i have also tested old seagate 160gb disk, with disabled heatmon, the problem was also pretty much the same)