Would a 7k hard drive upgrade get too hot?
Is it advisable to upgrade my hard drive for faster processing to 7k rpm?. I've seen warnings that it may get too hot. Could this damage my Mac?
I have a PowerBookG4 12", 1.33Ghz PowerPC G4, 60Gb UltraATA/100 drive (4200rpm).
1.25GB RAM, running OS 10.5.8
Naw, a 7200 RPM would about double your I/O speed of your laptop resulting in much faster startup speeds and app startups (I sound like a marketer)
Anyway, a disc gets hot under heavy use, much like your laptop. Overheating for a HDD is about 55 degrees C I believe..? and the HDD is far away enough to just cool down by itself. Keep mind mind you "Feel" that it is hot when its about 30 C and the HDD can go up to 55 C.
Interestingly though, they don't make IDE 2.5" HDDs anymore.. (link)
Refer to Mayer's post for a 2.5" 7200 RPM IDE HDD