OEM Apple iBook/Powerbook hds - what do u have?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by California, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68040

    California

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    I'd like to know what kind of laptop drives came in your PB or iBook --

    I keep getting stuck with Fujistus. Seems out of the last Apple laptops I've had -- the breakdown is thus:

    Fujitsu -- Tibook 400mhz mid 2001
    Hitachi -- Tibook 500 mid 2001
    Toshiba -- Tibook 667 mid 2002
    Fujistu -- Tibook 1ghz late 2002
    Hitachi -- iBook 1.2 mid 2004
    Fujistu -- iBook 1.33 mid 2005

    The Fujistu drives are just terrible, and I love the Hitachis, and tolerate the Toshibas.

    What've you all got in your pbs or ibooks? I'm interested in a random sample BECAUSE the Fujistus have a 2mb cache. The Hitachis and Toshibas have a larger cache, affecting performance.
     
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    mad jew

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    prostuff1

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    I have a Fujitsu in my new 12in iBook 1.33 Ghz
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Hitatchi in my February '05 PowerBook G4

    Code:
    Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00:
    
      Capacity:	74.53 GB
      Model:	Hitachi HTS541080G9AT00
      Revision:	MB4AA5AJ
      Serial Number:	MP2450X4G124LC
      Removable Media:	No
      Detachable Drive:	No
      BSD Name:	disk0
      Protocol:	ATA
      Unit Number:	0
      Socket Type:	Internal
      OS9 Drivers:	No
      S.M.A.R.T. status:	Verified
      Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
      Capacity:	74.41 GB
      Available:	10.21 GB
      Writable:	Yes
      File System:	Journaled HFS+
      BSD Name:	disk0s3
      Mount Point:	/
     
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    iGary

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    Fuji - gesundheit - tsu.

    2004 (late) iBook 12" 1.2
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    rosalindavenue

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    Toshiba in my BTO August 2005 12"-- I upgraded to 60 gig from 40 gig

    TOSHIBA MK6025GAS:

    Capacity: 55.89 GB
    Model: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS
    Revision: KA203B
    Serial Number: 75NX0511S
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: No
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 55.76 GB
    Available: 23.53 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
     
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    ITASOR

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    Yup, same drive here. I too upgraded to 60GB from 40. I don't have a drive preference. They all work.
     
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    maddav

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    My 14" iBook, 40GB HD. It's the mid (april) 2004 one.

    FUJITSU MHT2040AT:

    Capacity: 37.26 GB
    Model: FUJITSU MHT2040AT
    Revision: 8162
    Serial Number: NN4AT44149HL
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: No

    Macintosh HD:

    Capacity: 37.13 GB
    Available: 24.91 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /
     
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    mjstew33

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    80GB HD in my 14" iBook - early August '05.

    TOSHIBA MK8025GAS:

    Capacity: 74.53 GB
    Model: TOSHIBA MK8025GAS
    Revision: KA023B
    Serial Number: 55JQ0407S
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: No
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 74.41 GB
    Available: 35.88 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /
     
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    devilot

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    ATA Bus:

    FUJITSU MHV2060AT:

    Capacity: 55.89 GB
    Model: FUJITSU MHV2060AT
    Revision: 00810099
    Serial Number: NS37T5826JY5
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: No
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 55.76 GB
    Available: 44.81 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /


    I don't really get the point of all this... :confused:
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Seagate: Powerbook 15" HD (new)

    ST9808211A:

    Capacity: 74.53 GB
    Model: ST9808211A
    Revision: 3.07
    Serial Number: 2LF1744T
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Protocol: ATA
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    OS9 Drivers: No
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 74.41 GB
    Available: 37.63 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Mount Point: /
     
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    mfacey

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    93.18GB Seagate ST9100823A

    March/April 2005 Powerbook 15"
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Hitachi Travelstar 7k60 in my TiBook 667 - great drive, definitely recommend a 7200RPM drive and the latest 100GB version sounds awesome.
     
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  15. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    I'm interested in a random sample BECAUSE the Fujistus have a 2mb cache. The Hitachis and Toshibas have a larger cache, affecting performance.
     
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    YS2003

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    15" Ti/550 MHz/20 GB: IBM Travelmate (now being replaced by Seagate 100 GB 5400 RPM
    15" Al PB/1.25 MHz/80 GB: Fujitsu
    12" Al PB/1.5 MHz?80 GB: (I have not checked her up yet because I did not want to wake her up from sleep mode)
    12" iBook/1.33 MHz/40 GB: Toshiba
     
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    devilot

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    :( So I have a 'crippled' 'book?
     
  18. macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    My PB (purchased 9/17/03, probably the first run of aluminum 15" PBs) had a Fujitsu MHT2080AT in it. Then it started with the Click of Death about two months ago, right before I went to Otakon, which was right before school started. Luckily, I managed to get my parents to buy me a new 100GB Seagate, which is much faster, and has a 5 year warranty.
    I have the Fujitsu in my hand now, and when shaking it a bit vertically, I can hear the heads moving :eek:
     
  19. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    We both do. Don't think I didn't call Apple about it.
     
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    devilot

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    And what happened? I'm guessing they didn't swap the drive for you, huh? :p
     
  21. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    After "checking with a higher up" and putting me on hold for 15 minutes the answer was "You are stuck with the hd that came with your computer" forever. Even if it dies and it's under warranty, we will only replace it with the same drive.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

    chucknorris

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    FUJITSU in my iBook

    Whoa! This was post number 500! How long till I get my avatar?!
     
  23. macrumors 68020

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    Seagate, which is the best IMO. :)

    They also have their HQ by my house. Hehe.
     

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