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Toshiba Satellite 1805-S274: Hard disk operating temperature

My laptop crashes after 15 minutes of use. I think the hard drive is overheating. I installed software to monitor the hard drive temperature. The current temperature for the hard drive is 111 degress F.

1. is this a safe? temperature
2. what should the temperature be

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First of all...

Your hard drives' operating temperature is not what's causing your problems. Your processor is overheating, or your video card is overheating, or your fan may have died, but your hard drive running warm (111 is not hot) will definately NOT cause a system crash. The temp you are reading is the processor, not the hard drive.

Make sure the fan comes on, and if it doesn't, you need either a new fan or a motherboard. Your motherboard tells the fan which RPM to run at based on the processor temperature. A faulty motherboard can cause your problem assuming all other cooling hardware is functioning properly.

Good luck my friend.

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