So here are my entries for the hddtemp.db database.
"WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0" 194 C "Western Digital Caviar 320GB"
"ST3500630AS" 194 C "Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB"
First column is a greppable field.
Second is the SMART Attribute ID for the temperature - use
smartctl -A -d ata /dev/sda
and look for temperature and note what scale it uses.
Third column is whether it is C or F
Fourth is your per name for the drive
See 'My drive is not in the drive database' :
One really odd thing is that I changed the motherboard and noticed an instant change in drive temperatures. Yes the casings are different, but not that much - I'm not a complete clown ! And not just by a bit. One shows a +20C increase and the other +16C
I did purposefully change to a newer motherboard to get the benefit of smart fan control and a quieter box, though I now wonder if I'm getting a lot less throughput of air. Need to check the fans.....
The other thought is whether the voltages are different and that is affecting any of the readings.
Why is life never simple ????