The spec I read was more like 55C at the top end.
Ok. I love 7200 RPM drives but if I want less heat and more battery time I go with the 5400 drives every time.
The Hitachi hard drive in my Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop is dead. It would often get what I believe was very hot, like 40C. Should I replace it with a 7200 RPM drive or would a 5400 RPM drive suffice? Would adding RAM compensate in anyway for a slower RPM hard drive? I don't play games or edit music or video, only high-resolution photos.