[ltp] [T400] Tweaking temperature range for thermal sensors

Chris Schumann linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:51:56 -0500

On 6/8/12 3:41 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm tweaking thermal sensors control for Arch Linux on my T400.
> I use thinkpad_acpi module.
> I either set fan level manaly ACPI or use thinkfan utility.
> I'm wondering, what is a typical range of temperature for HDD
> during not HDD intensive tasks.
> AFAIK, temperature of 50C or higher is dangerous for HDD.
> Temperature range I have been observing on my laptop varies
> between 36C and 43C. Does it sound right?
> Could anyone point to any documentation regarding this?
> I use Seagate Momentus 750 GB 7200 rpm (ST9750420AS)
> p.s. I asked similar question on Thinkpad ml:
> http://stderr.org/pipermail/thinkpad/2012-June/036915.html
> Best regards,
Specs for that drive:

TL;DR: operating temp is 0 to 60C.