G-drive mobile and heat

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G-drive mobile and heat

Postby paola64 » Oct 15th, '12, 12:02

Hi,
My G-drive mobile tends to heat-up a lot.
Is this normal or should I take this as a warning sign of some sort?
Thanks!

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Re: G-drive mobile and heat

Postby Brandon P » Oct 16th, '12, 08:47

paola64,

It should heat up, it is a small form factor, how hot is it getting?
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Re: G-drive mobile and heat

Postby brucecoughlin » Apr 29th, '14, 19:00

I have the same concern. I've used the MINI's before, which I like, but bought the Mobile+Thunderbolt because of the Thunderbolt (my Macbook has 2 thunderbolt but only one USB which I use for other things).
I bought it for a Time Machine drive, but am worried I made a mistake because of the heat. It will remain on all the time.

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Re: G-drive mobile and heat

Postby Dustin F » Apr 30th, '14, 07:19

Hi brucecoughlin,

Thanks for posting. If you are just using it for a time machine drive I would not worry about it. If you were planning on using for extended periods of time on editing maybe heat could affect performance. Time machine is usually minimal in strain on the drive and the mobile would be perfect for that.
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Re: G-drive mobile and heat

Postby brucecoughlin » Apr 30th, '14, 07:55

Yes now that the transfer to this drive is complete (took something like 6 hours) it runs warm but not hot. I think it will be fine. And when my computer goes to sleep it cools down.

While I was transferring from my old TM drive to this it was running quite hot, but now it seems more normal, so I'm fine with it the way it is.

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