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How to monitor disk temperature with "WMI HDD Health" sensor?




I want to read the temperatures of my HDD's with PRTG. I found out it can be done with the "WMI HDD Health" sensor. I have added this sensor to my device, it found my 2 harddisks, but i am getting values out of the sensor that don't make any sense to me

For example: the channel "194: Temperature Celsius (#)" reports the value: "64 #".

How can i get the sensor to report the actual temperature in degrees Celsius? I have looked on Google for about an hour, but i can't find the answer.

hdd health temperature wmi

Created on Jan 4, 2013 9:10:00 AM

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I'm very sorry, but unfortunately we cannot give a definite answer on this one, as each drive vendor seems to store the values there slightly different, please see: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/FAQ#Whyismydisktemperaturesreportedbysmartdas150Celsius

best regards.

Created on Jan 4, 2013 2:52:28 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




It can't be that hard to give normalized values i think? If small programs like Open Hardware Monitor, CPU-Z etc can do it.... why isn't it possible in PRTG ?

Created on Jan 4, 2013 3:08:01 PM



Those programs are running on the hardware directly, that makes the difference.

Created on Jan 6, 2013 4:24:04 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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