Hello everyone, I have an inquiry about my external drive model my passport 4tb (wd40NMZW).
While using it it goes from 30ªC from idle to 44-45ºC full usage, I was transferring 1tb of data and after 1 hour I reached those temps, room temperature is around 28-29ºC.
The manual says that normal temps are around 5-35º.
Now I’m wondering, will I break my drive using it with those temperatures? I had it for a while now and I’ve never had any issue with it and to be honest this is the first time I check for temperatures…
I’m also using an usb 3.0 hub to connect it to my pc and not directly to my usb from the back of my case, since the cable is so short it’s a pain to connect it there directly so I use my hub to do so, can this be part of the issue?
Smart shows nothing wrong and again I never encountered any issue I have the disk almost full and I wanted to transfer 1tb which was going to take 3 hours more or less but after 1 hour i just cancelled it in fear of damaging the unit.
Lastly I saw a review made by anandtech https://www.anandtech.com/show/10762/western-digital-my-book-8tb-and-my-passport-4tb-external-hdds-review and there their drive reaches around 45 degrees too, there is little to no information about anyone sharing their temps under load (every single review on the net omits this information except for anandtech) so it’s hard to find some clear answer.
I added a diagnostic test from wd tools
|Test Option:||QUICK TEST|
|Model Number:||WD My Passport 25E2|
|Unit Serial Number:||WX21D478URXY|