Powerbook G4 12-inch question...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bkarabel, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2007
    Hi Guys,

    I am buying a used powerbook g4 1.5ghz with 1.25gb ram. It has 60gb hd and combo drive.
    How can i find out the speed of the hard drive ( 4200 vs 5400 rpm)?

    TOSHIBA MK6026GAX ( this is the hd on the powerbook )

    Is this a good choice for basic stuff ( email,safari,itunes) and some movie stuff ( isquint,ffmpegx )

  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
  3. macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Tempe, AZ
    The 12" Powerbook G4 is one of my favorite Apple notebooks of all time!

    That should be sufficient for that kind of a work. I have a very similar 12" 1.5GHz PB G4 that I still use to this day for Internet/e-mail and scriptwriting.

    To answer your question, if the 60GB drive is the original Apple drive, it should be a 5,400 rpm unit. The 60GB drive mine originally came with was a 5,400 rpm Fujitsu. But that has since between replaced by a 7,200 rpm Hitachi Travelstar (old drive died).

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