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I am planing on upgrading my HDD to this one:

Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB 2.5" SATA 7200RPM - Upgrade Your Mac

Any-one had any experience of this drive or this retailer?

They mention on the sight that 7200 drives run hotter than 5400 drives. Is this a problem?

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The drive you chose is a good one. As far as heating is concerned with 7200 RPM drives, I haven't noticed any heating with mine nor is it any noisier than the original stock Hitachi 5400 RPM model. I say go for it.

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A 7200RPM drive is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. You'll notice the difference almost immediately.


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I concur. I have the 500gb version.

As for the heat issue, I am not sure because I do get a little heat however I blame that mainly because I have a full body SPEK case and it is always on my lap when I am laying down on the couch. So it is not properly breathing. But yea it is deff a good upgrade.
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Will changing the HDD have any effect on my warranty?

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No, it will not.
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