03-03-2017 08:54 AM
I started monitoring my hard disk a while back when I was having lots of problems. It was running quite hot and the SMART data showed it was on the edge of failure. I replaced the disk with a new one (Seagate ST2000LM007), and almost immediately it started showing high temperatures as well. Within 30 minutes of power-up doing nothing more than reading email and web browsing, the disk will reach and exceed 50°. The fan is working, but seems pretty anemic. I've blown out dust and checked for obstructions, but nothing changed. I really don't want to toast another disk. (I've checked other laptops and temperatures seem to peak at 35°C).
Device manager shows Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller, v 126.96.36.199
Running Win 7 Pro, all updates installed.
In addition to the Seagate disk listed above, there is a 256G mSATA SSD installed.
03-03-2017 09:31 AM
Welcome to the Community, happy to have you here.
According to Seagate "The operating temperature range for most Seagate hard drives is 5 to 50 degrees Celsius", and "With our newer model drives the maximum temperature is now at 60 degrees Celsius.". The fans that you have are for the CPU and GPU of the system.
Here's the Segate Article about the operating temperature: http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/193771en