Its gone up two degrees since I took this screenshot. I use it for storage of dvds off of usnet, my cache folder is on my raptor(shut down twice today on me) , then it transfres to the 250 for storage. Right now its at 58 C, it was at 56 in this screenshot. Is this my 2nd WD to crapout in one day ? It IS in between a 120 gig seagate and a 74 gig raptor in my case, but there is an 80mm fan blowing directly on them. The others are all around ~ 30 degrees celsius.