I've just finished my first ever build last week. I bought a Kingston 128GB SSDnow v200 (Link). I'm using the SSD as a full C: drive for all program installations (except Steam) and a standard HDD D: drive for data storage (including personal folders, e.g documents, media, etc.). Along with 2 other standard HDD's for other stuff.
Everything has been fine until today when I booted a Fedora16 Live session. Immediately I was confronted by warnings of a pending disk failure. I immediately assumed it was the very old 40GB drive salvaged from an old PC, however to my dismay it was my week old SSD drive. Linux warned "disk is being used outside design parameters" and after checking the SMART info the temperature was highlighted red. I have zero experience with linux and so went back to my windows comfort zone.
The SMART info is claiming that the temperature is at a "FAIL" status at 27-28Â° and that the threshold is only 30Â°. I ran a benchmark and have attached the screen shot. The temperature didn't really change (maybe 1Â°) though from before to after the benchmark.
SSD's are marketed as being cooler than HDD, even the kingston websites says "Generates much less heat than traditional hard drives, ideal for notebook users" (Source). Should I be worried about this? I was thinking about returning the drive, should I? Surely a brand new drive shouldn't have any SMART category flagged after only a week of very light use (haven't really actually installed any applications yet besides firefox and drivers).
Screenshot - Imageshack
Any advice is appreciated.