24" iMac question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by roland.g, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    Anyone with a 24" iMac or who knows, I know the 250 standard drive is a seagate. if you have a 500 can you check which drive is in there. seagate or maxtor? if it is a seagate is there any way to tell if it is their 7200.9 or 7200.10. The 7200.10 has a 16MB cache as well as perpendicular drive recording.
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I think there are a few people on the forum that have the 500 now. I'm receiving mine on Friday with a 500GB, so if noone replies by then i'll let you know.
     
  3. solvs macrumors 603

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    According to this, it's the one with the 8mb cache. Sorry. Probably cheaper for Apple considering the small gain you'd get vs. the 16mb one. I'd say upgrade yourself, but I don't know if it's as easy as it was with the G5 ones. I've heard it isn't.
     
  4. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    according to those posts people with the 500 are reporting this drive which does have the 16MB cache. it is a 7200.9 not 7200.10 which is not surprising. The only difference there is that the 7200.10 has perpendicular recording which is a new feature offering better write performance.
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    You're right. I thought the .9 was the 8mb version. Well, even better than.
     
  6. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

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    Pleasantly surprised. I'm looking forward to using one.
     
  7. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Mine is the 7200.9 as well... btw... All ATA drives sold in Macs do use special firmware from Apple which optimizes their performance on the *WHITE and SILVER* platform!!! Just FYI!
     
  8. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    could you explain that please.
     

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