Temp ratings are usually listed under product specifications, and you may be able to find some that can withstand high heat. However the usual ratings for portable external drives appear to be: Operating Temperature: 5 to 35C, Non-Operating Temperature: -20 to 65C. Converting, 65 C is 150 F, but frankly I'll bet Arizona cars get even hotter. I, too, melted a pair of sunglasses on a dashboard when there. If you need to transport one in the summer, I'd use a cooler.


On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What kind of heat can the external drives take? I've melted cameras before in Arizona. Well it's a rhetorical question isn't it. Depends upon where you are. I keep the major backup in the bank, like you.

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