I have a dual boot laptop, of lubuntu and windows 7. I really like ubuntu, and I rarely boot on to windows 7 now. However, one issue that I could not resolve, was that my hard drive heats up on every ubuntu variant that I have tried. I already have tried cleaning dust out of my laptop,and proprietary graphic drivers (Nvidia Gt540M) are installed, and bumblebee is running well.
I have googled around for a solution, and have experimented with laptop-mode-tools, and powertop. They did little towards solving the overheating issue. My hard drive still hits 60+ degrees celcius when running on AC.
The hard drive temperature reaches 60 degrees when connected to AC, and the palmrest, located right over the hard drive, becomes very warm, bordering on hot. Is there any way to reduce hard drive heating? I really like Lubuntu,and am not willing to move to another distro.