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California
Oct 23, 2005, 05:21 AM
I'd like to know what kind of laptop drives came in your PB or iBook --

I keep getting stuck with Fujistus. Seems out of the last Apple laptops I've had -- the breakdown is thus:

Fujitsu -- Tibook 400mhz mid 2001
Hitachi -- Tibook 500 mid 2001
Toshiba -- Tibook 667 mid 2002
Fujistu -- Tibook 1ghz late 2002
Hitachi -- iBook 1.2 mid 2004
Fujistu -- iBook 1.33 mid 2005

The Fujistu drives are just terrible, and I love the Hitachis, and tolerate the Toshibas.

What've you all got in your pbs or ibooks? I'm interested in a random sample BECAUSE the Fujistus have a 2mb cache. The Hitachis and Toshibas have a larger cache, affecting performance.

mad jew
Oct 23, 2005, 06:33 AM
Hitachi for my 800MHz G4 iBook. :)

prostuff1
Oct 23, 2005, 09:00 AM
I have a Fujitsu in my new 12in iBook 1.33 Ghz

.:*Robot Boy*:.
Oct 23, 2005, 09:40 AM
Hitatchi in my February '05 PowerBook G4

Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00:

Capacity: 74.53 GB
Model: Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00
Revision: MB4AA5AJ
Serial Number: MP2450X4G124LC
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 74.41 GB
Available: 10.21 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /

iGary
Oct 23, 2005, 09:47 AM
Fuji - gesundheit - tsu.

2004 (late) iBook 12" 1.2

rosalindavenue
Oct 23, 2005, 09:57 AM
Toshiba in my BTO August 2005 12"-- I upgraded to 60 gig from 40 gig

TOSHIBA MK6025GAS:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS
Revision: KA203B
Serial Number: 75NX0511S
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 23.53 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3

ITASOR
Oct 23, 2005, 10:17 AM
Toshiba in my BTO August 2005 12"-- I upgraded to 60 gig from 40 gig

TOSHIBA MK6025GAS:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS
Revision: KA203B
Serial Number: 75NX0511S
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 23.53 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3

Yup, same drive here. I too upgraded to 60GB from 40. I don't have a drive preference. They all work.

maddav
Oct 23, 2005, 11:45 AM
My 14" iBook, 40GB HD. It's the mid (april) 2004 one.

FUJITSU MHT2040AT:

Capacity: 37.26 GB
Model: FUJITSU MHT2040AT
Revision: 8162
Serial Number: NN4AT44149HL
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No

Macintosh HD:

Capacity: 37.13 GB
Available: 24.91 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /

mjstew33
Oct 23, 2005, 12:07 PM
80GB HD in my 14" iBook - early August '05.

TOSHIBA MK8025GAS:

Capacity: 74.53 GB
Model: TOSHIBA MK8025GAS
Revision: KA023B
Serial Number: 55JQ0407S
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 74.41 GB
Available: 35.88 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /

devilot
Oct 23, 2005, 01:10 PM
ATA Bus:

FUJITSU MHV2060AT:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: FUJITSU MHV2060AT
Revision: 00810099
Serial Number: NS37T5826JY5
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 44.81 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /


I don't really get the point of all this... :confused:

Sooper
Oct 23, 2005, 01:45 PM
ST9808211A:

Capacity: 74.53 GB
Model: ST9808211A
Revision: 3.07
Serial Number: 2LF1744T
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 74.41 GB
Available: 37.63 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /

mfacey
Oct 23, 2005, 02:15 PM
93.18GB Seagate ST9100823A

March/April 2005 Powerbook 15"

pigwin32
Oct 23, 2005, 02:43 PM
Hitachi Travelstar 7k60 in my TiBook 667 - great drive, definitely recommend a 7200RPM drive and the latest 100GB version sounds awesome.

Jomoma
Oct 23, 2005, 02:45 PM
What's so bad about Fujitsu?

California
Oct 23, 2005, 03:19 PM
ATA Bus:

FUJITSU MHV2060AT:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: FUJITSU MHV2060AT
Revision: 00810099
Serial Number: NS37T5826JY5
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 44.81 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /


I don't really get the point of all this... :confused:

I'm interested in a random sample BECAUSE the Fujistus have a 2mb cache. The Hitachis and Toshibas have a larger cache, affecting performance.

YS2003
Oct 23, 2005, 04:21 PM
15" Ti/550 MHz/20 GB: IBM Travelmate (now being replaced by Seagate 100 GB 5400 RPM
15" Al PB/1.25 MHz/80 GB: Fujitsu
12" Al PB/1.5 MHz?80 GB: (I have not checked her up yet because I did not want to wake her up from sleep mode)
12" iBook/1.33 MHz/40 GB: Toshiba

devilot
Oct 23, 2005, 04:26 PM
I'm interested in a random sample BECAUSE the Fujistus have a 2mb cache. The Hitachis and Toshibas have a larger cache, affecting performance. :( So I have a 'crippled' 'book?

Counterfit
Oct 23, 2005, 04:35 PM
My PB (purchased 9/17/03, probably the first run of aluminum 15" PBs) had a Fujitsu MHT2080AT in it. Then it started with the Click of Death about two months ago, right before I went to Otakon, which was right before school started. Luckily, I managed to get my parents to buy me a new 100GB Seagate, which is much faster, and has a 5 year warranty.
I have the Fujitsu in my hand now, and when shaking it a bit vertically, I can hear the heads moving :eek:

California
Oct 23, 2005, 04:52 PM
:( So I have a 'crippled' 'book?

We both do. Don't think I didn't call Apple about it.

devilot
Oct 23, 2005, 04:54 PM
We both do. Don't think I didn't call Apple about it.And what happened? I'm guessing they didn't swap the drive for you, huh? :p

California
Oct 23, 2005, 05:07 PM
And what happened? I'm guessing they didn't swap the drive for you, huh? :p

After "checking with a higher up" and putting me on hold for 15 minutes the answer was "You are stuck with the hd that came with your computer" forever. Even if it dies and it's under warranty, we will only replace it with the same drive.

chucknorris
Oct 23, 2005, 05:17 PM
FUJITSU in my iBook

Whoa! This was post number 500! How long till I get my avatar?!

Demon Hunter
Oct 23, 2005, 05:21 PM
Seagate, which is the best IMO. :)

They also have their HQ by my house. Hehe.