Seagate Baracoda 200 GB SATA vs Western Digital 200 GB IDE Drive
The seagate drive has good reviews for performance. But the review often note it runs hot.
No problem I thought. I got two !
Big mistake I think.
I recently lent the drive to a friend. it was hanging out of the side of the computer in the open air and it’s temperature was 40 degrees !
The Western Digital was mounted in the drive bay of the computer, and it was only 29 degrees.
That is over a 10 degree difference. When you think that the OS and the swap file is on the western digital it is even worse. It is working much harder in a hotter enviroment and it is not just a little cooler, but over 25% less.