Hard drive speed check

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JW8725, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    I understand some mac minis shipped with HDs of 4200 RPM and some with 5400 RPM? How can I find out which speed I have? Any ideas?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    One way would be to use System Profiler to look at the model number of the hard drive and then look it up on the manufacturer's website..
     
  3. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whos the manufacturer? Anyway heres what I found:
     

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  4. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok this is what google came up with:


    Model Number:ST9808210A
    Capacity:80 GB
    Speed:4200 rpm
    Seek time:12.5 ms avg
    Interface:Ultra ATA/100


    Man the HD's sooo getting upgraded! 4200 rpm? Prehistoric! :eek:
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You get what you pay for.. ;)
     
  6. JW8725 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I paid over £700
     
  7. hhlee macrumors 6502

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    with the mini's tiny form factor - i'd consider the possibility of overheating if you put too fast of a drive in. may not matter so much since people have put 7200rpm drives in powerbooks but just something to consider before you dive in.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Be that as it may, it is the lowest end model of Mac. So componants are as cheap as cheap can be. I agree that I'd be careful how fast a hard drive I put in, there's no telling how much heat a 7200RPM drive will generate and how the mini can cope. I imagine there's some info out there on xlr8yourmac or some such site..
     

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