PowerBook Hard Drive Advice

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Spock, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Spock
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    macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Well my 12 inch PowerBooks HD has died, I managed to backup and save everything to my iMac. S.M.A.R.T status reads the drive as failed. I have been looking at a few drives and I think I have found one, the Hitachi Travelstar 7K100 but I have a few concerns, first is heat, how hot will this thing get? and secondly, is 7200 going to show me a speed increase over the stock HD? This is my music Mac so battery life does not really matter to me. I am also not concerned about taking the PowerBook apart.
  2. iBookG4user
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    macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    If your first hard drive was a 5400 RPM, then you'll see a noticeable difference when transferring files to and from it. I read a couple reviews on Newegg and they said that the hard drive didn't get too hot, although it did not run cool.

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