Hard drive temperature
I have 4 Western Digital hard drives in my computer, I can view the temperature of 2 of the hard drives that are connected to the motherboard in PC Wizard but the other 2 connected to a Promise TX2000 RAID controller don't show up, is there any way to view the temperature of these two?
The datasheet I found on line says it's supposed to be able to email you notification of events and conditions - temps being one but it never said what else is required for support.
Last edited by naptownman; 06-21-2006 at 08:59 PM.
I did find more information and it appears that some deatures require mounting the drives in a fastrack enclosure. I suspect you have some limited hardware support on your motherboard for reading drive temps that isn't supported by the Promise card.
That is possible, my motherbaord isn't very old but I have had the TX2000 for a bit. I understand that the temperature feature is part of SMART diagnostics in the drive and the motherboard does support it. I wasn't sure if it was lack of support of the SMART feature or the fact that the controller masks the drive so instaed of Windows seeing 2 hard drive it sees one, they are in RAID 1, almost like a virtual drive. I was hoping there was some software that could tell me that information but I may be out of luck.
probably are - throw another case fan in there if you're worried about temp - cheap safety measure
hope you have a solid PSU?
Running out of space for fans, I should probably get a bigger case, although I just got this one and the fiancee is going to kill me if i buy any more cases, 2 of the hard drives (the ones I can see the temperature on) are in removable drive bays with fans. I have an Antec SP-500, I changed it from an Antec SP-350, that cooled it a bit more, I think I was pushing the 350 to far. I may have to much in the case (Enlight 7250):
4X WD hard drives
P4 3.0E socket 478
Geforce 6600GT Overclocked
2 Pioneer DVD Burners
SB Audigy 2 Value
It is fine
You dont really need to worry that much about the hard drives. If you really are that concerned about the, go to Newegg.com and look in the cooling devices section. They have covers you can slip over your HD which have little fans and are designed to keep the HD cool.
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