Operating temp for WD Element

Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C
Non-op. temperature: -20°C to 65°C

This is from their tech spec. It is obvious there is a typo. The operating temperature is 65 C.

Recent studies from HDD forums and Google state that temps up to 59C is not a problem as once thought. My Element reaches 56/59C with or without read/write until it places itself into sleep mode.

Here is the Google study…

Hi @Roy4,

Have you opened a Support Case? If not opened, for more information, please contact the WD Technical Support team for the best assistance and troubleshooting: