Ubuntu – How to lower the HDD temperature

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I have 4 hard disk drives that have temperatures which go beyond the recommended 50 degrees (Celsius). (I have several Samsung Spinpoint F3 which are 1Tb each and they do have good temps, between 32 and 35 degrees. That's normal for me. But in this case, 50+ is not normal.)

I have already read the question and answer provided here, but none of the solutions helped. What tools can I use or what terminal commands should I execute to lower the temperature of these drives?

And on a similar note, if I were to use a method similar to this one, how would I know which hard drive I am reading? Where can I check to see which HDD is related to, for example, /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/link_power_management_policy ?

I have already tested powertop, hddtemp, disks and others to check and try to lower the temp with no luck.

Best Answer

maybe you can try hdparm -S180 /dev/sda - to put HDD idle (low-power) mode after 15 min idle time

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