Subject: Re: Western Digital 250G hard drive
To: Ian McIntosh <>
From: Brian Chase <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/03/2003 18:13:23
On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Ian McIntosh wrote:

> I have just purchased a Western Digital 250G hard disk and am using it
> on a netBSD 1.5.1 system. Everything seems to be going fine, but I am
> worried about the drive temperature. The drive seems to run at quite a
> high temperature, even when it is not doing any strenuous tasks. I
> have no temperature measure to give, but it feels (by touch) far
> hotter than the 40G Western Digital I previously had (even when the
> 40G was being pushed). Has anyone got any comments on this? Anyone
> noticed anything similar to this?

Oh fun.  I just bought one of those WD 250GB drives for my server.
I've not installed it yet, but I'll let you know what I find once I get
it running.