Harddisk 5400rpm 7200rpm

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by waynepixel, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. waynepixel macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2003
    I have been doing some research on what is in my PM G4 400Mhz computer, and it seem to have a crap Maxtor 15GB 5400rpm harddisk in it.

    Do you now if a 7200rpm harddisk would have better performance and if so is it really noticeable when using the computer.

    I am think about getting a 80Gb Western Digital (WD800JB) ATA-100 (7200rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5ms) Quiet Drive Technology
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I upgraded my cube from the 20GB 5400rpm drive to a 40GB 7200rpm drive, and the increase in performance was VERY noticable. The machine boots in half the time, Classic opens very quickly, programs load and run faster. It also boosted my xbench score by 10 points. I was very pleasantly surprised - I only wanted more space...
  3. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    I would say the jump would definelty be noticable. Its not gonna be the greatest upgrade, more ram is the best bang for the buck. It will make a difference in large programs like photoshop, and any imovie or final cut. I wouldnt upgrade the disk just for the performance, but if i was buying a new one for larger capacity, i would make sure to get a 7200 rpm. The 8 mb cache is nice too, won't seem like a big improvment, but since your getting one its well worth it. just my 2 cents.

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