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Seagate FreeAgent|Go getting really hot while transferring files from PC to the external hard disk. Do I need to replace it?

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Hi -Do you mean hot as you can't keep your hand on the case or very warm as in toasty?

The hard drive being an electrical/mechanical device will get warmer the more files and the longer it takes to transfer them. If it's getting hot (not warm) after several hundred megabytes of data that would be unusual and maybe a problem. If it's getting very warm after gigabytes of file transfer that would be normal.

To ease your mind (or to verify your concerns) you can get a free copy of Seagates's own hard drive testing software HERE.

The unit does not have any sort of fan for cooling so just make sure any ventilation. holes or vents are clear.

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No. External harddrive enclosures that don't have fans are generally going to get quite hot during extended use.

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