Windows 10: External HDDs getting hot.

Discus and support External HDDs getting hot. in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; Recently I re arranged my external HDDs. and for some reason they show up on Hard Disc Sentinal as running around 52c. I can explain what all the HDDs... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by eracet, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. eracet Win User

    External HDDs getting hot.


    Recently I re arranged my external HDDs. and for some reason they show up on Hard Disc Sentinal as running around 52c.
    I can explain what all the HDDs are for , but currently I have 7 external and 5 internal, 4 USB hubs.

    To narrow problem down I will mention the problem I have without going into detail the extent on the HDDs.
    If you want to ask that is fine.

    2 Seagate external drives with the 2 usb on front of each.
    One goes to 2 WD storage drives.
    Other one goes to a small usb WD drive and a notebook style external HDD.

    Both Seagate drives get plugged into the motherboard.

    All WD and Seagate drives hooked to the USB are getting hot. Exception is the small pocket drives.

    Anyone have an idea on why these are getting hot (luke warm to touch) or what I can do about it. Am I better just leaving it.

    :)
     
    eracet, Jun 29, 2020
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  2. external HDD

    Hi,

    Usually, this problem occur due to software incompatibility or corrupted USB drivers. For us to better assist you, we would like to clarify the following:

    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • Which driver did you uninstall? Have you reinstall the driver? If yes, how did you reinstall the driver?
    • Have you check if the external HDD is visible in Device Manager?

    If the issue still persists after uninstalling some games, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter for hardware and devices. If you're using the latest Windows 10 version, follow these steps on how to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Click the Start button and select the Settings
      icon.
    • Choose Update & Security from the list.
    • Click Troubleshoot in the left pane of the window.
    • Under Find and fix other problems, select Hardware and Devices and click
      Run the troubleshooter.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Gerard Qui, Jun 29, 2020
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  3. dermy Win User
    External HDDs

    Hi i had a seagate freeagent (external) which stopped working so i bought another enclosure and the hdd kept disconnecting/reconnecting in windows 8.1, so i boht another enclosure and also the same thing. Iv tried a different hdd and all hdds work perfectly when plugged directly into sata ports on the board, are there any other steps i can try or do you think iv just been unlucky with enclosures?
     
    dermy, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. External HDDs getting hot.

    How to install Windows 10 on external HDD

    Hello,

    I have an external HDD. I want to install Windows 10 Enterprise which I have purchased recently.

    Please guide me, if possible step by step on how to install Windows 10 on external HDD.

    Thanks,

    Siddarth Hegde
     
    SidTheGooner, Jun 29, 2020
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