Hi, I bought a WD Thunderbolt Duo 6 TB a couple of weeks ago and have noticed that it runs hot. With no strain on the drives it sits at about 127 degrees F. I got that temp from the sensors and from using a temperature gun pointed directly in the enclosure and they both agreed within a couple of degrees.
I looked up the operating temp of the device and it says the upper end is 35 degrees C (95 degrees F). I found that kind of odd because when I look up the individual drives that are in the enclosure they have an upper operating temperature of 60 C (140 F). I ended up setting a 120mm fan on top of the enclosure to assist pulling heat from the enclosure and it dropped by 40 degrees down to 84 F within 5-10 minutes.
Having read how quiet and cool these are supposed to run my question is does anybody else see these higher temps and is the TB Duo stat of 35 degrees C correct? I don’t know if I should just let it run or contact WD to see about a replacement.