Even though this topic is 3 years old, I would like to ask whether it is safe or not to allow the external HD past 45°C without affecting its shelf life?
You see, I was defraging my “My Passport 0741” and the temp rose to 48°C, and its going to stay that way for about an 3 hours until the de-fragmentation is done. So I’m kind of worried as I already have this unit for almost 5 years now and I don’t want to have to replace it nor lose the data stored by mistake, by shortening its life span.
Thank you in advance to whomever answers this query!!!