This is specifically regarding WD4003FZEX, but could apply to any drive.
Per the specifications, the maximum operating temperature is 55 degrees Celsius. Is that the maximum ambient temperature in which the drive should be operated?
I have been observing the S.M.A.R.T. temperature readings, and it’s typically 53-54 degrees Celsius. Pretty warm, although still within the limit. I’m wondering if that’s okay. The ambient temperature in the room is around 26-27 Celsius; however the drive is in an external enclosure which does not have any active cooling.
Thanks for any definitive guidance.