1. Should I be alarmed at how hot the SSD appears to be after standby, or write it up to a monitoring glitch?
2. Is there a free hard disk temperature monitor that works well with SSDs?
In trying to quieten my PC I swapped my fast 7200 RPM hard disk, for 2 solid state drives (one for the OS and the other for programs) and a quite 5400 RPM disk for my programs. I love the speed and lack of writing to disk noises.
However the front fan was still producing a lot of noise, so I swapped both front and back fans to Scythe Gentle Typhoons (120mm 1450 RPM) However the front fan was still very noisy. I figured this is because it is running way faster than needed.
To slow it down, and quieten it I have decided to fit a Zalman fanmate 2. However I need to know the operating temperatures of the drives, to know how much I can slow the fan by. I installed the free CrystalDiskInfo 3.9.3 to monitor the drive temperatures. The average temperature for my HD is 21 degrees, and a chilly 1 degree for the 3.5" SSD. Unfortunately it does not recognise the 2.5" SSD. In addition when I wake the computer up from standby the 3.5" SSD often reads a crazy temperature like 55 or 60 degrees, however when I refresh it instantly drops back to 1 degree.
Thank you for considering my questions,
OS: Vista Ultimate, service pack 2
OCZ Agility 2 SATA II 3.5 INCH Solid State Drive 120GB
Crucial 64GB RealSSD C300 2.5-inch SATA
Samsung Spinpoint HD154UI ECO Green F2 1 1.5TB 5400 RPM
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on Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.