new Powerbook hard drive performance

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by shadowfax, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    #1
    Did you guys notice this?
    Here of course.

    i only just saw that tonight; i should read more carefully. it makes pretty good sense. not really much of a speed increase, and nothing near my good ol' 37 MB/sec 7200 RPM IBM drive, but better than i was afraid of.

    any thoughts? i am still planning on getting a 7200 rpm drive when they become at least a little affordable... but until then, this is better than i had thought
     
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

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    Yes, but what is the buffer size? The reason the IBM Travelstar 40GNX is so appealing is that it has a 8 MB buffer. Wouldn't that make a difference also?
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    I would think so.
    Whwn I get my iBook next week, I'm going to upgrade the stock 6GB 4200 HDD to this one so I'll let you know how it goes.[​IMG]
     
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm going to do some informal testing on one of those new drives in the next week or so. I'm about to order a maxed out PB from Backtothemac at General Cybernetics and I still have my rev A 400MHz PB with a 40GNX in it.

    I'll be able to see if the rest of the system makes a difference in read/write speed on those HDs. :)
     

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