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Kingston SSD is reported as overheating / error rate?

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I have a Kingston SH10353240G HyperX-3K 240GB SSD. It always says that the temperature is 212F, but when I look at the S.M.A.R.T. parameters page, the value is 33 (presumably C), which is more reasonable. The drive is cool to the touch.

More disconcerting is the "Soft Read Error Rate", which says "Degradation" and when I look at "Events", this number goes up every few minutes. The program is reporting this drive at 80% and it's only 7 days old.

Is this a difference between SSDs and traditional hard drives -- that is, might this not be indicating a problem?

Here is the info from the main page:

Monitoring: S.M.A.R.T.

Power on time:
7 day(s)

Disk health: 80%.

Disk temperature: 212 °F. Temperature of the disk is above the alert level at 125 °F. Overheating can reduce the disk life span or cause a disk failure. Check that the drive has sufficient air circulation and the computer has proper cooling.

S.M.A.R.T. attribute Soft Read Error Rate reported warning status.

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There is no heat parameter for SSD drives, so there is no problem with you disabling this parameter report.