Just bought a new 7200rpm for my iBook!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by spaceballl, Apr 23, 2004.

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    spaceballl

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    So I've been talking about it for a while, but I finally plunked down the cash today. I decided to have some fun, though, and instead of getting the 60gb Hitachi drive that everyone seems to get, I got the Toshiba 50gb drive instead. This one has 16mb cache though instead of the 8mb that the Hitachi drive has.

    What are the best benchmarks I can run before and after to see if upgrading an old G3 iBook's 4200 drive to a fast 7200 rpm makes a big impact on overall performance. Just let me know and I'll run it. I need a speed bump to keep me content until the G5 PBs come from Apple. Also, I took a chance with this drive because there isn't too much documentation on it, but I really wish there were a comparison between the two 7200 rpm drives out there.

    Also, what's the best way to copy all of this data onto the new drive? If I get an external enclosure, is there some kind of software??

    -Kevin
     
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    baby duck monge

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    i don't really have any suggestions other than xbench, but i did want to wish you the best of luck and tell you that i will be looking forward to seeing the results of your little experiment.
     
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    stoid

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    As for duping the old drive onto the new, check out Carbon Copy Cloner. Great app, simple and easy!
     
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    JFreak

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    you can expect 100% speed boost to the hard drive performance and therefore feel great snappiness after the drive exchange. based on my experience with my older powerbook (667dvi).
     
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    spaceballl

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    I'm going to make performance charts and everything :)
    -Kev
     

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