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A temperature of 102 Fahrenheit is perfectly normal for a laptop HDD. Toshiba HDDs can operate up to 55 Celcius = 131 Fahrenheit. The fan in a laptop is designed to cool the heatsink on the processor and video chip and will have little effect on the temperature of the HDD. If the fans came on when you were running Windows 10 but not Ubuntu it is a measure ...


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I found the bulk of my answer on ubuntuforums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2114764) but the command to set the fan speed given was wrong. I also wrote the shell script myself (and I'm a noob), so feel free to comment how I did everything wrong, as long as you tell me how to fix it :) I added excessive comments so people who don't understand bash ...



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