HD for TiBook

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by mmcneil, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. mmcneil macrumors regular

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    My first choice is a 60G 5400 RPM IBM Travelstar ($345 @ OWC) - anyone have a better recommendation??
     
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  3. mmcneil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Toshiba vs IBM - Does speed matter?

    The rotational speed of the IBM is 5400 vs 4200 for the Toshiba - I was under the impression that rotational speed improved the drive's performance??:cool:
     
  4. mmcneil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: Toshiba vs IBM - Does speed matter?

    Looks like I missed something in the header the first time - it is 5400 and a lot cheaper!!
     
  5. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    Go with the 5400 ibm hard drive. The 60 gb is nice but its very pricey, i just got the 40gb version off googlegear.com for about $170 including shipping

    go to www.dealmac.com and type "ibm 40gnx hard drive" into the search. The 5400 rpm 40gb hard drive should come up. Dealmac has good deals through their affiliates.

    A 5400 rpm drive will speed up any process where you write to the disk or read from it. App launching time can also improve some.
     
  6. mmcneil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Specs

    The Toshiba web site lists it as 4200 RPM????
    MK6021GAS
     
  7. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    Try the IBM drive i listed two posts up. A number of people have used them with much success on www.xlr8yourmac.com.

    They're supposed to be both quiet and fast. Mine arrived today, i'll be installing it this week. Still backing up some data though.
     
  8. mmcneil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    The machine I'm buying (ebay) already has a 40M - I was planning to upgrade and use the 40M as an external backup. The price difference between the Toshiba ($210) vs the IBM ($345) is pretty substantial - the only major difference seems to be in avg latency 7.5 vs 5.5.

    A quandry!!
     

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