I use Everest Ultimate to monitor the temperature rise of the Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500 GB External Hard Drive.
Everest indicated that the temperature quickly rose to 120 F. At that point, I turned on a 12-inch table fan on the Western Digital My Book HDD and the internal temperature quickly dropped to under 100 F.
If I turned OFF the table fan and let the Western Digital My Book HDD run:
1) What is the “normal” internal operating temperature of the Western Digital My Book 500 GB HDD? (Assuming external operating temperature is between 70 F to 80 F)
2) How high can the internal temperature rise before the Western Digital My Book 500 GB HDD sustains damage?
FYI: WD Technical Support could not answer these questions. Any help would be appreciated.