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Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

Hello,

 

I am using the Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 with 240 GB storage and I noticed that the operating temperatur is constantly at 56-58 degree Celsius.

I checked the instructiondocument for that device and saw that the operating temperatur for that model is 0-70 degree celsius.

I just want to ask if this is actually a normal operating temperatur? What will happen during summer time when the global temperatur will raise about 10-15 more degree? How critical is a over 70 degree celsius temperatur for that device?

 

Any answers are appreciated.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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The drive has thermal throttling and if it exceeds 70C it will slow itself down to compensate.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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Hello targetbsp,

 

thanks for the answer.

 

So would you say that the 58C is normal for the drive?

I am a newbie on that topic but it seems a bit to high for a ssd drive.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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It's within spec so I presume so.  I have sata 2 so mine runs cool so I can't compare it to mine!

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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Mine 2.5-inch runs about 44C in sata 2 laptop (idle). 

But maybe there is another source of heat in your system? CT240M500SSD3 is a mSATA type, right? Maybe it is located close to other warm element and the system itself has poor thermal management? 

Also I am not completely sure but I think I have seen one instance somewhere that updating firmware to MU03 lowered temperature for that system.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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Hello,

 

yes it's mSATA3. In my case it's a notebook as well.

According to Speedfan all my devices are about 30C-46C max, so it can hardly be the case that something from outside is heating the ssd up, right?

The termal management is decent, fans only no water cooling. According to the current temperatur of my other devices at least I'm assuming that the cooling system is working properly.

 

About the firmware update: Is there a way to check what version currently is installed?

 

Thanks again for all the respond.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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Check the firmware version like so: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/READ-ME-FIRST-SSD-Guides-and-FAQs-updated-April-2...

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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Hello,

 

thanks for the link targetbsp.

I checked the the version and it is the MU03 version.

 

Maybe some more information on my setup.

 

CPU:Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 4x 2.40GHz, 6MB Cache
GPU:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M 3GB GDDR5
RAM:16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM (2x 8GB)
SSD (mSATA):240GB Crucial m500, mSATA3
HDD:500GB 2,5" Festplatte SATA2

 

As you can see I am using two drives parallel.

I have windows installed on the ssd and I am using the hdd only as storage for data.

 

Here is a screenshot of speedfan

speedfan.png

 

 In this case HD1 is the ssd and HD0 the hdd.

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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targetbsp wrote:

It's within spec so I presume so.  I have sata 2 so mine runs cool so I can't compare it to mine!


Maybe it is what targetbsp wrote about that it is within specifications so it should be okay.

I would probably verify the temperatures using other tool, like http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html and for sure using drive's SMART data - you can view it with http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html (just be careful to deny any ads during installation). Please post CrystalDiskInfo screenshot on the forum but hide drive's serial number prior to posting.

 

Edit: What is the exact model of your laptop?

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Re: Crucial CT240 M500 SSD3 operating temperatur

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I guess in a laptop its going to be warmer than in a desktop due to lack of airflow and proximity of other components.

 

Mine is in the mid 30's but it can only ever run at half its speed due to sata 2 and is all by itself miles awaye from any other heat generating component with plenty of space around it.  It's not even near the mehcnaical drives as they live at the opposite end of the case.  The only thing in the same quarter of the case of it is an optical drive and no-one uses them anymore. :smileyvery-happy:

 

But yeah, it's rated temperature range is up to 70C after which it will cool itself.  I've not seen many SMART outputs from it* so I don't really know what is typical.

 

 

 

*this is a good thing. It suggests its pretty darn reliable that people aren't needing to show us the diagnostic info. :smileyvery-happy:

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