I recently bought Mybook 8TB drive model : WDC WD80EDAZ-11TA3A0
Although I’ve placed it in a non crowded area upon a shelf, It reached 62 Degrees celsius upon file copying and around 58 Degrees when idle, Which looked alarming to me. (Room temperature is about 26 Degrees celsius)
I’ve placed a 120mm fan in the back of the drive, Which lowered them to about 53 Degrees while copying files.
It seems like a design problem from my years of experience as a computer technician, But I would appreciate more info from experienced users please.
Just for reference - I have 2 more buffalo 8TB drives (Seagate drives) on the same shelf as the WD drive, Which never passed 47 degrees while copying files, And 44 degrees when idle, And another 4TB 7200 HGST drive in external open usb 3 enclosure that reached a maximum of 46 Degrees.