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What is the avg temp of your 942 HDD?

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by Paradox-sj, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Paradox-sj

    Paradox-sj AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I noticed in the diag screen (menue 6-3) that my 942 HDD has avg temp of 111 degrees.

    -Curious if that is considered hot or not
    -What the avg temp of your 942 HDD?
     
  2. Shani

    Shani Cool Member

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    Same - avg 111.
    My 942 is in a cabinet, no extra fans but I keep the front doors partly open to help air flow.

    High temp = 118
    Low temp = 102
     
  3. Bichon

    Bichon Godfather

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    Interesting. My average is also 111. High also 118. But my low is 107. Mine is sitting on the top of my RPTV, so it gets lots of air.
     
  4. SingleAction

    SingleAction Legend

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    When I go to "disk drive", tab, it's grayed out. Do you think they changed the firmware in my receiver? I got it about 3 weeks ago?
     
  5. Gutter

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    What I did was to put 1/4 inch spacers under each of the feet of the 942. That greatly improves the airflow and operating temprature.
     
  6. zephyr

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    ditto. also on 283.
     
  7. Bichon

    Bichon Godfather

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    The hard drive tab has always been greyed out - that's not the right place. Go to "Counters" and press the "page down" key. The HDD temps are 17, 18, and 19.
     
  8. zephyr

    zephyr Legend

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    Thanks!
     
  9. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    My average is 106. It's in a cabinet, but the doors are open pretty much all the time. There's a 3/4" wide slot in the bottom of the enclosure right below the 942 to help with air flow.

    John
     
  10. Mike Johnson

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    My average is 102 with a high of 113. My 942 is elevated, in an enclosed cabinet with a fan in the back.

    Thanks, Bichon. I never knew those other screens were there!:eek:
     
  11. Sitedrifter

    Sitedrifter Mentor

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    My Average is 100 with a max of 118. It sits on an open glass shelf. it has been through a few FSCK's though. Wonder what OS it is? BSDi, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris?


    Site
     
  12. DRJDAN

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    My ave is 116
    High 125
    Low 109

    Located under tv on a glass shelf with space all around it.
     
  13. parlyle

    parlyle AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    OK! What am I doing wrong?
    I go to "Counters" but can't toggle to the left and scroll. I have SW-283, so that isn't the problem. Could anybody let me know if the 942 is trash or am I not doing something correctly.

    Thanks for the response........HELP
    Lyle :confused:
     
  14. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    You don't toggle to the left. Once you select counters you simply use the page up/down keys to move through the list
     
  15. rickaren

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    I checked mine and it was 118. I had trouble with modified dual drive DirecTV TiVo with hard drives failures even with cool boxes under them, running 135-140 before they started using the new hard drives that run only 5400 rpm's instead of 7400 rpm's. Heat was the killer of many UTV boxes, too.
     
  16. parlyle

    parlyle AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Well, mine was:
    High: 118º
    Low: 105º
    Average: 111º

    It sure is nice to have help, thanks again

    Lyle ;)
     
  17. Tom in TX

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    Mine was:
    Avg. = 104
    High = 118
    Low = 60 - What's up with 60 degrees?

    My other 942 had:
    Avg. = 107
    High = 123
    Low =107
    Tom in TX
     
  18. barrsurf

    barrsurf Cool Member

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    Mine is apparently way too hot. High of 143, low 82 and average 129. It's in a cabinet on top of a cd player and under a dvd. I've got about 1/2 inch on top, but nothing on the bottom. I guess I'd better get a fan for the cabinet. Does anyone know how to reset the temp to check if the fan is working?
     
  19. zephyr

    zephyr Legend

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    Probably new off that cold UPS truck.

    low: 68
    high: 118
    avg: 95
     
  20. Foxbat

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    Low: 105 °F
    Avg: 111 °F
    High: 118 °F

    I haven't seen much change after I added a ½" spacer to the bottom of my 942, maybe a few degrees. It sites on top my Mits 55" RPTV. I want to move it inside my Entertainment center, but I'm concerned about the HDD temperature now.
     

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