My Asus z70v's harddrive gets pretty warm as well. It hovers around 52-55 celsius (it's been this way ever since I got this notebook a year ago). These temperatures really bother me since 55 celsius is too close for comfort to the upper limit of a hard drive's operating temperature. I do use a cooling pad and when running World of Warcraft with the cooling pad on, the hd never goes above 42 Celsius (just fyi I use the LapCool2 notebook cooler pad).
6/3/06 at 4:09pm