Upgrading Hard Drive - Warranty and Overheating Issues
I see you offer hard drive upgrades for the 13" Macbook Pro that are considerably cheaper than Apple offers them for and that go beyond what Apple offers. I have several questions:
1. Does user replacement of the hard drive void the original Apple warranty?
2. How much does the 500 GB 7200 RPM Seagate SATA Hard Drive increase the risk of overheating? Does it void the warranty?
3. The same questions about the 750 GB 5400 RPM Western Digital SATA Hard Drive?
For 1. I'm gonna go for referencing my and rj713's other answer to your other question.
2. and 3. Personally I've never heard of a hard drive overheating a laptop, or any computer for that matter. It seems a bit like the analogy 'the straw that broke the camel's back', except it seems very unlikely that this tiny straw would do so.
While I don't deny that it's possible, it seems to me that the storage capacity of the disk wouldn't have much to do with the drive's heat production. I'd be more worried about the drive's RPM's, but even there I wouldn't personally start worrying about overheating until I was looking at a 10,000 rpm drive. Maybe I'm naive, but heat production has never been an aspect of hard drives that I've considered when making a purchasing decision.