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my HDD was very hot last night when i had it on its belly (the side showing the chip) down on a national geographic... When i noticed that it was making excess access noise when i have not ordered it to do anything i picked it up and felt that this thing is hot! I put my 120mm fan in front of it, and this morning it felt cool (after a night of emule, which is pretty light)... should a SATA HDD run so hot after intensive gaming/ demo installing?

 

BTW its hard to start programs (demo installer for example) but after they are started they run blazing fast... wassup?

 

 

anyone help? as this is killing me.....

 

BTW HL2 demo (I/O issue), empire earth 2 mp demo (catastrphic error) and delta force demo (same as ee2) all failed to install.

 

While unreal tournment 2004 demo, rise of nations gold edition, dungeon seige 2 demo and warhammer 40,000 dawn of war demo installed succefully...

 

do i had downloaded 3 bad demos??

 

Or do amd do not like how these demo is packed?

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Drives will all ways run hot if they are not suspended in air.

 

Setting a drive on any thing will cause it to heat up.

 

Bottom line:

 

Never ever run a drive sitting on anything for long periods of time.

 

When the drive is installed in your case it is suspended in the air by the side frames that you screw into.

 

The frames pull the heat off of the drive while air flows under and over it blowing the heat away.

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i had it on its belly (the side showing the chip) down on a national geographic...

 

Dont put the hard drive flat on something with the pcb part facing down.. Sometimes there is little holesvents that are not supposed to be blocked..

 

All hard drive manufacturers have programs on their site you can download and use to test your drive.. I suggest you do that..

 

But be sure to back up your stuff just incase..

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a new seagate?! well ok.. speed fan is giving me 50% fitness though?! did i got a crappy HDD?
Drives will all ways run hot if they are not suspended in air.

 

Setting a drive on any thing will cause it to heat up.

 

Bottom line:

 

Never ever run a drive sitting on anything for long periods of time.

 

When the drive is installed in your case it is suspended in the air by the side frames that you screw into.

 

The frames pull the heat off of the drive while air flows under and over it blowing the heat away.

Dont put the hard drive flat on something with the pcb part facing down.. Sometimes there is little holesvents that are not supposed to be blocked..

 

All hard drive manufacturers have programs on their site you can download and use to test your drive.. I suggest you do that..

 

But be sure to back up your stuff just incase..

 

Its also good to try different power andor sata cables to make sure they arent faulty when you think you have a hard drive issue..

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The way the HD is shown in the pic it should be a problem..

 

But in your other post you said.

when i had it on its belly (the side showing the chip) down on a national geographic

 

Either way you should run Seagate diagnostics and check the drive.. Then go from there..

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yap i had it for that way in the past few days, nothing too intensive except last night, when i noticed the hotness...

 

here is the log:

SeaTools Desktop v3.02.03

Copyright © 2005 Kroll Ontrack Inc.

 

8/12/2005 @ 3:19 PM

 

The following information has been generated by SeaTools Desktop. Use

this information to help you recognize and resolve potential data access

problems.

 

 

System Information:

BIOS Date 03/10/05

Conventional Memory size 638 K

Extended Memory size 58532 K

IO Channel type PCI

 

 

 

Drive Information:

SIZE MODEL

--------- ---------------------

160 GB BIOS Drive 0x80

 

 

Serial Number = N/A

Int13 Num = 80, PHYS CHS = 0x0x0.

ParmTable CHS, Rsvd = 19457x255x63

 

PARTITION CYLINDER SIZE

---------- ------------ ----

# Type Start End MB

PRIMARY

1 NTFS 0 1274 10487

EXTENDED

2 NTFS 1275 2549 10487

EXTENDED

3 NTFS 2550 3825 10496

EXTENDED

4 NTFS 3826 10263 52957

EXTENDED

5 NTFS 10264 16707 53007

EXTENDED

6 NTFS 16708 19455 22604

 

 

Diagnostic Results:

 

90-Second Test Result: Passed

Recommendation:

The "Quick Test" is adequate for most situations.

Consider running the "Full Test" which

verifies each sector on the drive if you need to run a more

comprehensive diagnostic.

 

SMART Status Check Result: Not Tested

 

 

S.M.A.R.T., (S)elf (M)onitoring (A)nalysis and ®eporting (T)echnology, a built-in hard disk drive failure prediction method reports an 'Alert' if a problem has occurred. It reports 'Passed' if no problems are found and 'Unsupported' if a hard disk drive does not support S.M.A.R.T.

Full Diagnostic Scan Result: Passed

 

 

 

File Structure Test Result:

 

Partition 1 (NTFS (10.4 GB) Win2k) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- One or more errors were found in metadata file records

 

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

Partition 2 (NTFS (10.4 GB) ) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- One or more errors were found in metadata file records

- Other errors were found

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

Partition 3 (NTFS (10.4 GB) ) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- Other errors were found

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

Partition 4 (NTFS (52.9 GB) Games) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- One or more errors were found in metadata file records

- Other errors were found

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

Partition 5 (NTFS (53 GB) Movies) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- One or more errors were found in metadata file records

- Other errors were found

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

Partition 6 (NTFS (22.6 GB) WinXP32) Result: Failed with critical Errors

 

The following errors were found while scanning the volume:

- One or more errors were found in metadata file records

 

 

NOTE: Any report of possible errors in the file system tests are for

informational purposes only. We suggest you should consider testing with

the official file system diagnostic utilities for your operating system.

Seagate is not able to assist with troubleshooting or reviewing

file system test results.

 

 

 

******************************************

 

 

Recommendation:

All selected physical diagnostics passed.

 

If you are not experiencing data loss and SeaTools reports File

System Structure errors, they may be caused by a lock-up or

failure to shutdown Windows correctly. Many times, these errors

may be repaired through normal system maintenance which

includes using the Windows provided "Defrag" and

"Scandisk / Chkdsk / Error Checking" utilities.

 

If you are experiencing a hardware error, you should isolate

the cause and replace the failing component. If you are unsure how

to proceed with repairs, contact a computer professional. After

completing any maintenance tasks, run SeaTools again to

verify that all errors have been repaired. If errors continue to

occur, the system may not be stable. Again, contact a computer

professional.

 

 

 

 

========================================================

 

 

 

ouch....... i hope its not a hardware damage....

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