I was writing some large and small data files from my System drive to my WD My Passport Ultra 500 GB portable drive. According to the spec sheet, a normal operating temperature is between 5° C and 35° C. My HDD monitoring app registered a high temperature of 42° C after the drive had written the 30 GB of data I was copying to it.
Tech Support says this is “average” but if I don’t trust the drive I should have it replaced under warranty. What does the Community think? Do people have any specific experience with operating temperatures - are mine high or normal?
People’s experiences would be much appreciated.