How does it do it???

  Pine Man 11:10 25 May 06
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I have just read a thread about HD temperatures and one of the replies suggested that there isn't a temp sensor on a HD.

I have three ATA HDs attached to an ECS L4S8A2 MOBO and I have Everest Diagnostics installed. This indicates the temperature of all the HDs individually between about 29C and 35C when 'ticking over'.

HOW DOES IT DO IT?

  De Marcus™ 12:17 25 May 06

Everest reads the built in temperature diode within the hard drive I think.

  rmcqua 12:45 25 May 06

Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) permits monyitoring of hard drive temperatures. I believe it's only for SATA HDDs, but please correct me if I am wrong.

  rodriguez 13:00 25 May 06

There's a little man inside with a thermometer. :-P

  woodchip 13:09 25 May 06

That's just what I needed this morning. Nice one

  Pine Man 13:15 25 May 06

Thanks everybody - including Rodriguez!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:30 25 May 06

Smart is also on IDE drives as well as sata. Good thing to hve smart monitoring switched on in the BIOS as it will alert you to accumulating error on your drive, giving you a chance to back up / rpair before it fails.

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