I bought a little MSI box to put two of these hard disks in. There is a 3.5 slot and a 5.25 slot. I bought an adapter for the 5.25 optical slot and have installed a hard disk there.
The problem I’m having is that the case air flow isn’t really designed to cool the 5.25 bay. The 3.5" bay runs around 96-104 degrees, but the 5.25" bay runs closer to 110 degrees, and its sitting idle.
Is it a problem for the drive to operate at 110 degrees? The specifications page says that the drive operating temperature is 32 to 140 degrees. However my SMART tools warn when the drive goes over about 107 degrees.
Should I be worried?