Mac Mini 40GB HD is 5400rpm ?

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    netb0y

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    There is speculation at applelegal.com that the 40GB HD in the Mini may be a 5400rpm drive based on its model number (http://www.applelegal.com/other_comments.php?id=205_0_7_0_C):
    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I'd be interested as well. The ST940110A is the drive in my Mac mini.
     
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    Lancetx

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    If you have the ST940110A, then you do indeed have a 5400 RPM HD. :) I can't remember now where I read this earlier today, but someone actually contacted Seagate directly and they confirmed it.

    EDIT: Duh! It was right here on MacRumors... :p

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1233749#post1233749
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys;

    This is my first post here.

    Pardon my ignorance, but how do you know which drive you are getting? I've looked at my order status, and all I see is the part number "065-5325" for the HD.
     
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    It would make sense if Mac minis came with a 5400 RPM drive because according to TS, the next PowerBook revision will have 5400 drives across the board. So, Apple might be about to the drop the 4200 drives.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    my mini has the seagate
     
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    robbieduncan

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    That is the Apple part number. The numbers being discussed are Seagate model numbers.
     
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    cluthz

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    I looked at xbench site, and several results showed that the "ST940110A" disk gains scores from 50~60 points, that is about the same as I get on my powerbook, and I've got a 4200RPM 60GB (MK6025GAS).
    The 1.42 GHz is using "TOSHIBA MK8025GAS" which gives about the same score as the ST940110A, the toshiba MK8025GAS IS a 4200rpm.
    http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/pages/pjm_psp_pmn.asp?page=PSP
     
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    takao

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    interesting if true ..but the smaller cache on the 40gb 5400 rpm drive might cancel the advantage out... i guess apple is simply putting the drives in the mini which they are buying at large stocks ...

    oh i can't wait to see what drive i have ;)
     
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    Sol

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    Laptop drive in desktop

    I am certain that I read somewhere the Mac Mini drive is 4200 rpm. While I applaud Apple for making the first desktop computer with a 2.5" drive, I wish they would use a faster one. 7,200 rpm drives for laptops exist and the Mac mini would perform better with one of those. I hope upgrading the hard drive of a mini will not be difficult.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Pardon me, I guess I should rephrase the question. How do I know if I have the drive in question - do I have to take the machine apart, or is there another way to find out?
     
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    ravenvii

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    You can find out in the System Profiler. It'll tell you what models of hardware you have in your machine.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Raven - I'll be sure to check it out....
     

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