seagate external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cindyjj, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. cindyjj macrumors regular

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    I purchased a new Seagate external HD and it was left in my mailbox at -25C temperature for about twelve hours. Is there any chance it has been damaged from the freezing temperatures? Thank you.
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure it's fine. The temperature constraints are for operating temperature, not temperature at rest.
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    No problem but let it warm up before using it. Also better to leave it in the packaging so no condensation forms on the drive.
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Especially let the power and USB cables warm up, they can lose their flexibility when very cold and you could split the insulation.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    As noted, let the drive warm up, the normal operating temperate of Seagate drives is 5 to 50 degrees, so your -25 is a bit out of its range.
     

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