The problem of power consumption and heat dissipation in modern
computer components does not need any special substantiations or
introductions. It exists and should be somehow dealt with. It's
especially critical with the present-day processors and video cards.
But the object of this article is another computer element, critical
to overheating — hard disk drives (HDD). Manufacturers measure off
quite a modest range of operating temperatures — from +5 to +55°C as a
rule (occasionally from 0 to +60°C), which is obviously less than in
case of processors, video cards, or chipsets.
and durability of these drives depends much on their operating
temperatures. According to our research, increasing HDD temperature by
5°C has the same effect on reliability as switching from 10% to 100%
HDD workload! Each one-degree drop of HDD temperature is equivalent to
a 10% increase of HDD service life. Read more at Digit Life