SMS and Hard Disk Replacment

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by finalcoolman, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

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    Wondering, if I ever decide to replace the iBook's (still in the mail) hard drive with a faster 5200 or 7200 RPM drive, will I lose SMS? Is this feature (ie. sensor) built into the harddrive (meaning you'l lose SMS), or is it a separate controller that shuts down the hard drive (meaning you can use any hard drive and keep SMS)? Just wondering.

    P.S. Who makes Apple's notebook hard drives?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    toshiba is in my powerbook.

    there is about 10-20% difference in hd performance between 5200 and 7200. i believe it is a 10% difference on battery usage. you can search the forms for that answer.

    On the SMS? Are you sure you are talking about the correct thing? I have never heard of an SMS controller. There only TLA (three letter acronym) that i have heard that relate to the computer industry in general is:
    SMS = small message service
    SMS = Sega Master System
    SMS = System Management Server
    SMS = Standard Modular System

    do you mean S.M.A.R.T. controller?
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    He means the sudden motion sensor. Not sure if you will loose it or not.
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    that controller isn't on the hard drive, and would be quite expensive to design hard drives just for the power book.

    http://www.kernelthread.com/software/ams/

     
  5. finalcoolman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So in other words, you would not lose the feature by swapping the hard drive?
     
  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    yes, if you read the bold print, it says it is on the logic board.
     
  7. dcv macrumors G3

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    You should be able to find this in System Profiler.
    My rev D PowerBook has a Fujitsu hard drive.
     

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