This is something that's been bothering me, and I would like to know if it's an issue that's known. OK, I have monitored the HDD temperature, for a couple of days, when running in Ubuntu and Windows 7. I have both OS installed on the same laptop, and I'm using
Speedfan to monitor the hdd temp in Windows 7, and
hddtemp to monitor on Ubuntu.
When running on Windows 7 the HDD usually stay around 37-39. This is on the load of when just web browsing, watch movies, and programming. And when I do the same thing on Ubuntu the HDD will go to 40-42. Most of the time however it stay 41-42 degree. Btw, even when just idling in Ubuntu the HDD will go over 40 degrees.
This isn't a really big issue maybe since I read that HDD can handle temperature to at least 60 degree. However since the HDD is located just where I put my right palm, so it is quite disturbing at some times.
Is this temperature the same for you guys which are running Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop?