Quick Cube HD question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by livingfortoday, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Hey gues, I'm on newegg.com buying some RAM for another computer, and I was thinking, why not upgrade the Cube with a faster hard drive while I'm at it?

    So, I'm just wondering, does the Cube use 5400 or 7200 rpm drives? I have a 40GB version. I'm pretty sure it's a 5400 from what I've read online (in which case I'm upgrading), but some pages say it's a 7200rpm IBM drive? Any one know for sure?

    If no one does, I'll open it up and take out the drive to check the model # of the drive, but I'd rather avoid doing that until I have a new hard drive to pop in!
     
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    In most systems, a 7200 drive will still work even if it came with a 5400. However, there may be heat issues with the Cube.
     
  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No no, I'm just wondering about the original speed because if it was a 7,200rpm drive originally, I probably wouldn't bother upgrading because I doubt I'd get much of a speed gain out of it. If the Cube has a 5400 in it, though, I'll definitely upgrade it.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    the model number should show in system profiler.
     
  5. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Awesome, that worked great, thank you. I guess it is a 7,200rpm drive. No upgradin' for me, then, I suppose!
     

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