old Tibook 550 FASTER than 1.5ghz PB on startup?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by California, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68040

    California

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    I was just fooling around with pbs after the Tiger update and restarted my pbs, old PB G4 Titanium 550mhz/60GB 7200RPM HD/1GB RAM and my 12" PB G4 1.5GHZ/5400RPM HD/1.25GB RAM.

    The Tibook started up something like twenty seconds or more faster than the PB?
    How can this be?

    Is it because the Powerbook 12" has a "slower" Toshiba GAX hd, 16mb cache but 5400rpms?

    And the Tibook has a faster Travelstar hd, 8mb cache but 7200rpms?

    I'm astonished. The Tibook seems mighty fast to me... how weird is that?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    I would say that it is the hard drive. I cant think of anything else that would cause such a big difference.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    Well, I'm still very impressed with the proformance... tho noticed a bit of a jerkiness now with 10.4.6 on the Tibook.
     
  4. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    1) Why are people obsessesed with startup speed?

    2) THings that could contribute to longer startup
    - more RAM
    - Bluetooth
    - Airport
    - Amount of "other' resources in the OS -- foreign languages, background services, SQL, Appletalk, and a bunch of things I can;t think of right now
    - slower rotation speed on the drive -- the cache comes into play only when re-reading something that you have read before - good for software and data, but not much use at startup, when by definition everything is read for hte first time.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    Well, it's one gig of ram on the TIbook to 1.25 on the powerbook.
    Tibook has external asante card; pb built on APE
    PB bluetooth; tibook none.

    Not obsessed with startup speed. I only thought of comparing the two machines because I was astonished at the speed in which the TI was working.
     

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