Thanks for reading my post.
Basically, I believe my Maxtor GL200P0 (200 GB) hard drive is failing. I say this for a number of reasons; 1.) The HDD makes frequent clicking noises. 2.) Transferring data from this HDD to another takes a long time and usually stops with an error half way through. 3.) When running the â€œPowerMaxâ€ diagnostic utility, it reported that â€œThis drive is failing, and needs to be replacedâ€. 4.) It fails almost all the tests on the â€œSeaToolsâ€ diagnostic software. 5.) An error test scan on â€œHD Tuneâ€ shows 100% damaged blocks. 6.) Formatting the drive does not make any difference
The drive still has some warranty left. But I just have a few questions before I return it and request a replacement.
1.) The temperature of the hard drive is at around 38 degree Celsius â€“ is this normal temperature for hard drives? 2.) Around 2 months ago, I added an extra HDD to the system. The gap between the 3 hard drives was very small. Do small gaps between HDD obstruct air flow and heat up the HDD â€“ enough to make them fail? 3.) Is it worth purchasing an Evercool brand Exhaust Fan Blower to reduce the heat temperature for a PC?
Thanks for any feedback.