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kintolp
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Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

Hi to all.
I have a concern about temperature of my ssd m550. It is around 50-65C.
I installed it as primary hdd, on acer v5 573g, win 8.1
Is it normal temperature or something wrong with my ssd? I believe that high temperature will reduce my laptop performance.
Thanks in advance!
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pronoobs
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

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I believe it's too high my friend. Most SSD's have a operating range from 0-70c. 65c is on edge. What temps was on your old HDD?

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targetbsp
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

in reply to pronoobs

Seems normal for a laptop - others have posted similar temps.  Laptops are crammed with heat generating components and not much air flow.

Like any other PC component, your operating environment matters.  For me, there's a 10C difference between one I have in an aluminium drive bay with a heat transfer pad and one that isn't.

 

As said above, the operating temps are  up to 70C.  After which the drive will lower its performance a little until it cools.

 

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alex486
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

in reply to targetbsp

That seems quite hot to me.

For a HP BL460c Server Blade with 2 x 15000 rpm SAS drives:

# smartctl -A -d cciss,0 /dev/cciss/c0d0 | grep Temp
Current Drive Temperature:     30 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        65 C

# smartctl -A -d cciss,1 /dev/cciss/c0d0 | grep Temp
Current Drive Temperature:     30 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        65 C

 

I'm going to need to install smartmontools on a laptop for a fair comparison. Perhaps it could be wrong SMART data as sometime the drive provides a normalised value instead of absolute values. Some examples are listed here:

http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/FAQ

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targetbsp
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

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alex486 wrote:

That seems quite hot to me.

 

 


Like I said, it's what other laptop users have posted, so I'm just assuming its normal.

 

Mine are currently at 32C and 37C but they're in a roomy desktop case and limited by sata 2 so they ain't gonna get hot.

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alex486
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

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Perhaps some people have an extra hot running laptop or something.

Running smartmontools 6.2 on a MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 with M500 240GB 2.5 inch SSD.

 

$ /usr/local/sbin/smartctl -A /dev/disk0 
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-apple-darwin12.5.0] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       31
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       1
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1926
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       987
171 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
172 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
173 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       11
174 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       3
180 Unused_Rsvd_Blk_Cnt_Tot 0x0033   000   000   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       4065
183 Runtime_Bad_Block       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
184 End-to-End_Error        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   066   058   000    Old_age   Always       -       34 (Min/Max 24/42)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       1
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       395
202 Unknown_SSD_Attribute   0x0031   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Offline      -       0
206 Unknown_SSD_Attribute   0x000e   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
210 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
246 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   ---    Old_age   Always       -       3685133858
247 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   ---    Old_age   Always       -       97654544
248 Unknown_Attribute       0x0032   100   100   ---    Old_age   Always       -       96319229

 

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targetbsp
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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

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alex486 wrote:

Perhaps some people have an extra hot running laptop or something.

Running smartmontools 6.2 on a MacBook Pro 13-inch Late 2011 with M500 240GB 2.5 inch SSD.

 

 

 


The posts so far as all from msata users so I dunno if that's a factor?  I'd have though the cased in 2.5" drives would be hotter than the open msata drives.  Unless the drive casing is doubling as a heatsink?  It is made of aluminium according to reviews...

 

Actually the msata drives are smaller aren't they?  I guess the components can be more spaced out in a 2.5" drive which probably helps.

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Re: Overheathing - SSD mSATA CRUCIAL M550 CT256M550SSD3

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Perhaps it is more of a problem with mSATA and where there is limited cooling / airflow in the laptop.

 

The following is for the Intel NUC which can be fitted with an mSATA SSD including Crucial and other vendors.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034326.htm

 

The article mentions system fan speed adjustment and other solutions.

 

In some cases, the fan speed adjustment does not resolve the issue or can increase fan noise beyond an acceptable volume. To fix the issue, Intel developed a hardware-based solution using a thermal pad. The thermal pad is placed between the mSATA SSD and the bottom of the chassis to improve the thermal performance.

 Perhaps there are thermal pads available for some of the laptops too.

 

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