GELI encryption and HDD critical temperature
grigorian at theconcept.ru
Tue Feb 19 08:57:44 UTC 2008
I notice occasional overheating of my GELI-encrypted hard drives
followed by the reboot.
This happens when there is heavy activity on the drive - eg when trying
to dump partitions.
There are 4 drives i have, three encrypted and fourth is plaintext.
According to smartctl -a, the temperature of the encrypted drives is
~59C. The temperature of the unencrypted drive is, however, ~41C,
according to the same smartctl -a.
All the four drives in question are Seagate ST3400620AS/3.AAC, GELI
encryption is default AES, no data authentication. This is on
Am I right assuming GELI encryption is the reason for such a "global
Thanks in advance,
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