you can find 5400 RPM drives online, google for them. you should really not put in a 7200, you run a v high chance of failing due to overheat ... unless, you also put it in a fan ... but then be prepared for a loud setup ... believe me, i have a 5400, and sometimes when i touch the casing above the hard disk it would nearly burn the hands off me ...
I run mine with a 7200rpm drive no problems - it does get hot but not that much, and definitely not so hot as to "burn my hand off". I have an open shelf under the telly so lots of airflow, and I run my images off a usb stick so the hdd is only running when recording or playing back. The drive I use is also on the recommended list on the Dream Multimedia website.
I have a Topfield TF4000PVR and I took the 40Gb 5400 r.p.m hard drive out and put in a 7200 r.p.m. Maxtor and it gets hot but I can put my hand on it. It has a 5 year warrantee so its not like its mission critical data. Anyhow I have a old (<2 years) Western Digital 7200 rpm here I will try in the Dreambox 7000.
Can anybody tell me where the power connector is on the dreambox motherboard for the hard drive. I can obviously see the IDE connector but all I can see that resembles a power source is a connector that looks like a floppy drive power plug, brown in colour.
Is that it ???