I had an argue with a colleague about :
- "How do software programs (i.e. hwmonitor) determine the temperature of the hard drive?"
I said that there must be a thermometer inside the HDD and the data (via SMART) is passed as regular info to the soft which wants that info .
He said : "No. There is no thermometer inside the HDD. You have to plug it as another hardware on your HDD. All the software uses statistics about heat from the RPM info"
- How do software programs like hwmonitor, determine the temperature of the HDD?