But keep in mind, drive temps vary...hard to say precisely 'how much more heat' a 7200RPM HDD generates over a 5400RPM HDD. As always in any PC...case cooling is an important factor. Do XBoxs'normally use 5400 RPM HDDs or is that what you're putting in it ?
I have a modded Xbox that I plan to use as part of an Xbox Media Center device. Something I can use to store and stream videos from anywhere on my LAN.
I found a great deal on a 7200RPM HDD but I'm a little concerned about the amount of heat it will generate compared to a 5400RPM drive like what comes with the Xbox.
So, I'm curious as to what others think about the amounts of heat generated between 5400RPM and 7200RPM drives. How much more heat do you think a 7200RPM drive would generate under normal operating circumstances?