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My external hard drive gets surprisingly hot

by Marrrk / February 16, 2008 2:30 PM PST
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A drive is a drive. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 16, 2008 8:27 PM PST

They are all the same (basically) whether internal or external. And yes they will get hot. But too hot will damage them.

Don't know what to tell you other than to contact Samsung support.

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That's a WELL KNOWN ISSUE. Fix it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 10:47 PM PST

I find a lot of those drive cases to be of the no ventilation type. I took a few down to the drill press (after removing the inside parts) to add rows of vents on the top and bottom edges.

To keep stuff out I find that black or gray screen material glued to the inside helps give it a finished look.


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Or go to Walmart and get..
by ahtoi / February 17, 2008 12:26 AM PST

one of those tiny fan for a few $.

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(NT) Checked with the mfg ?
by VAPCMD / February 17, 2008 12:39 PM PST
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