My Seagate 8 Tb HD became very hot. Not sure what the temperature is exactly but it is hot enough not to be able to hold it in my hand for more than 10-15 sec. I assumed HD is dying slowly (as this is typical symptom).
The overheating basically happens when drive is working. I’ just running a backup and the process is estimated for llittle over an hour. After 15 min the drive is super hot.
I ordered brand new HD and after 10 or so minutes I got to the point where the new drive is as hot as the older one. Not sure what the temp ratings are for those drives but it seems suspicious.
I have several other drives and none of them gets as how. This drive is installed in external USB dock so on the top there is open space. I also attached this drive to noather USB3/SATA adapter, connected to the same PC and both drives have the same overheating issue.
Could somebody confirm if this is typical for those drives.
The HD more precisely is:
SEAGATE: Ironwoolf NAS / 8 TN, SATA