Disk Accessing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by USN Squid, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2003
    I bought my PB refurbed, and have been happy with it for the most part. However, I've been having issues lately. Slow startup / shutdowns, not shutting down at all (having to ctrl-command-power), and most recently, very sluggish performance on applications.

    When the system bogs down, I can hear a specific sound coming from the hard drive if I put my ear to the case. This should be interesting trying to type a noise. It does however have a pattern. It goes something like "read-read-reeeeeeeeeead" several times until it finally returns to somewhat normal several minutes later.

    I have run permission repair and fsck. Is there anything else I can do?

    Powerbook G4, 1.25Ghz, 512MB RAM, SD
  2. macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    Sounds like your Powerbook is swapping memory to disk. This would probably be slowing your system down. Buy a 512 Mb stick of ram and see the Powerbook fly!!


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