I'm looking into getting a Hard Drive for a 13" MacBook Pro that was recently released. I've read posts on MacForums and MacRumors and across the net abroad looking for an answer and have yet to get a clear consice answer. I use my computer HEAVILY for it is my personal computer that I use for video (iMovie, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro/Studio), audio (Audacity, GarageBand, ProTools), and image (Photoshop) editing. I'm also designing a website and will maintain it from this laptop (Dreamweaver). While I know the web site design doesn't seem taxing, I'm using Adobe Flash Catalyst and Flex to design the site in conjunction with Dreamweaver and the site will have streaming video and a lot of Flash which can be quite taxing... And that's just what I do at home in my free time. At work I use all the same programs and even more resource hungry development tools. So while it would be nice to have the performance of a 7200 RPM drive to match the 8GB of RAM I shelled out nearly $700 for @ OWC, I am concerned about how hot the unit will get with 8GB of RAM crammed into it and it being aluminum and all. While I know aluminum is supposed to handle heat better than other metals, it's still a metal and is bound to get a lot hotter than the polycarbonate MacBook shells that proceeded it. I use this computer from 6:30 a.m. to 2 or 3 in the morning almost everyday except weekends which I usually get up around 9 or 10 in the morning, but even still, the computer stays on unless it's in my bag in transit from home to work or vise versa or I'm on the road alot one day in which case, I turn it off until I either get back to the office or go home. So now that you have a clear understanding of my situation, please advise whether my need for the performance outweighs the heat I am going to generate from a 13" frame packed full of high speed heat emitting RAM and Hard Drive or despite the speed difference is the 7200 rpm hard drive just run too hot to be safe (especially when combined with the maxed out RAM). I want the best of the best and the performance increase, but I don't want to fry my machine (can't afford to do that and miss even a day of work or loose even a days worth of un-backed-up data) and might I add I've already spent enough on this computer from hardware to software so saving $50 by going with a 5400 rpm 500 GB drive instead of a 7200 rpm 500 GB drive would be nice, but if the 7200 won't fry my machine, I'm willing to shell out $150 for a 500 GB 7200 for the performance increase. I need all the power I can get out of a 13" frame without causing problems or frying something.