GELI encryption and HDD critical temperature
oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Tue Feb 19 09:35:38 UTC 2008
this problem is caused by how the drives are installed in the machine.
Can you add a fan?
> 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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