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What is considered "safe" SSD operating temperatures?

So, brand new m.2 hynix nvme ssd 128gb factory installed by Dell, in my G5 5590. Been having numerous issues, 3 replaced motherboards, 2 harddrives, and continue to have game breaking, file corrupting, work halting errors. BSOD's such as "store exception" "critical process died" "watchdog violations" etc. Been monitoring temperatures and trying to find any pattern that lead me to a hardware source, as the amount of issues I've had with BSOD's is like nothing i've seen in 25 years using and working with Laptops and PC's.

SSD temperatures are now, sitting at 60 degrees, with just chrome running to type this. It's just running the OS, and Frequently used apps, Chrome, Powerpoint, Word, Steam, etc. My games, and larger files are on the harddrive. When running a game, the SSD jumps as high as 85 degrees celcius. Even though the SSD isn't running the game. I'm thinking the excessive heat is causing the errors. After rebooting it BSOD's, listening to music, Writing, gaming... it's enfuriating reinstalling windows a dozen times or more, plus apps, drivers, etc. Just wanting some direction, as I have no idea what to replace, and turn off, and reinstall anymore.

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I need more.

I usually trace these three BSODs to the HDD. Check your HDD with say SPECCY and look at the 01 and 07 values. If these read in the tens of thousands it's what we find to be the source.

I'm going to heavily shortchange any new discussion about that issue as it's been done to death. Such a drive can cause Windows to appear to freeze up until the operation times out and again, no, it does not matter the game, OS or other is on the SSD and again, it can lead to corruption on all drives.

60C is a tad high but not alarming. I'd look elsewhere for now.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-G5-15-5590-i7-8750H-RTX-2060-SSD-FHD-Laptop-Review.422281.0.html didn't reveal the make and model of the HDD and in stress testing noted the test machine was stable.

Post was last edited on June 9, 2019 7:11 PM PDT

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The safe range varies with the model.

The temps have been kicked around many times. I'd like to stay under 80C but 128C (sizzling hot!) noted at https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/5foym3/safe_max_temp_for_ssd_in_terms_of_reliability/ where they are looking at chip components only.

The design drives the operating range but flash has a throttling mechanism that slows or speeds up across temperatures.

I left out any thought of safe range in my first reply because my findings have lead me to always look at the rest of the machine.

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So I should be looking at other components?

So far the only parts of this laptop that haven't been replaced are the wifi card and ssd. According to hynix website safe operating temps for their chips are between 0 and 70. Though I do notice that crashes occur more often with a heavy load on the wifi card. Could that be the issue? Or would the temps as high as 85 degrees on the ssd be more likely the culprit? I think it should also be noted these issues still occur after a fresh install of windows and full driver reinstall.

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I noted what values to check

And it appears they were not. Since you didn't share this I'll just pause here wiht yes plus the machine looks like new so it's a warranty issue.

Yes we could look but if you don't share the detail I noted about smart values, I can't proceed.

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Wish I could've

Sorry I attempted to get the values on speccy, upon attempting to download it though, my system would not boot into windows without BSOD.
I then opted to reinstall windows, from a fresh windows 10 USB. Error 0x80070001 would occur. Upon trying to install a second time received BSOD apc index mismatch. System rebooted and didn't detect ssd at all...

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Since Speccy doesn't alter startup or such

This only means the machine is in really sad shape. The machine looks to be really fresh off the boat as in only a month of so since it was offered for sale so with such a meltdown, it's back to the seller or maker.

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