View Full Version : Powerbook vs mini

Apr 1, 2006, 04:35 PM
So I have a pb and mini with similar stats. The mini is 1.5 ghz g4/512/combo and my 12" pb is 1.5 ghz/1.25gb/superdrive.

Whe I rip dvds with my mini, it normally goes at 18-20 fps.

I just got the pb and figured it would be at least the same, if not faster because of the ram(although I didn't think that would make a difference).

But it's going at about 10-11 fps. What could the problem be? I use handbrake for both and I turned off all other apps. The pb is even completely clean; I haven't transferred any of my files over yet. I don't get it.

Apr 1, 2006, 05:01 PM
My bet is, its just the speed of the optical drive... Thats what the slowest link in the chain will be. Check the stats on both, I will bet the Combo is much faster reading DVD's.

Apr 1, 2006, 05:17 PM
I went to system profiler and can't seem to find the read speed. Do you know how I can find that out?

Apr 1, 2006, 05:19 PM
try Google for each of the drives...