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    Do partitions affect hard disk temperature?

    Can having multiple partitions increase hard disk temperature (because hand thing has to move more across different partitions)?

    I recently installed Linux with boot, root, var, home, and swap partitions and the first thing I noticed was my laptop ran hotter (by about 10 degrees) than when on Windows 7.

    I searched through Google/forums and figured out how to lower CPU temperature but hard disk still runs hot.

    Thank you.

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Hello and welcome aboard!

    I have no hard evidence, but my opinion as a linux user for over 12 years would be that having and using multiple partitions on a hard drive should cause very little if any noticeable difference in temps for that drive. It certainly shouldn't run hot because of having multiple partitions. My best guess would be that some other issue is causing any temperature spikes with your hard drive.

    Maybe other forum members will chime in with their own thoughts about it.

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    I can't say I've ever noticed my hard disk running hot... <starts paying attention>
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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    My guess is, that the harddisc has less impact.
    Probably power management and cpu power safe modes are not working optimal.
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    I checked my power management tool and saw it wasn't starting correctly...

    After I fixed that, the temperature went down noticeably.

    Thank you for the replies.

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