09Mac Mini upgrade to 10000 RPM 2.5' disk ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by YBG, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. YBG macrumors newbie

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    Hey there.
    as my Mini is on the way home. i am currently planning to upgrade it. for RAM , up to 4 G.
    for the harddrive. i v found this:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=494&language=en

    the performance is better than expensive SSD disk i think, since the reading and writing speed is BOTH GOOD.

    the only problme is the "Height" is 15mm. which is 6 mm higher than the normal 2.5' harddrive.

    So. please anyone who has a Mini or is openning a Mini. please help me to fingure out will this thick 2.5 disk fit in ?


    Many thanks
    YBG
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    I bet heat is also an issue. These are for servers and are expected to be installed in systems with significant cooling.

    Cheers,
     
  3. YBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i know it was designed for the servers. but from the performance view, is is not that hot as we thought it would be. seems just warm.... not hot
     
  4. YBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So , which harddrive are you using now. how is the speed please ?
    i mean reading and writing speed

    THanks
    YBG
     
  5. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    Raptors are designed to have a heat sink attached to help cool them down. It might be 2.5" but with the cooler attached, they become 3.5" drives, hence the height of 15mm
     

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  6. YBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    en , i know about that kind of cases.....
    but it won't fit in the 2.5 slot of Mac Mini, right ?
     
  7. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Xbench results for my nVidia Mini

    Results 110.72
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.1.2
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2030)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model Macmini3,1
    Drive Type ST9500325AS
    Disk Test 110.72
    Sequential 142.39
    Uncached Write 179.93 75.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 130.68 53.51 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 123.37 19.53 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 147.57 59.62 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 90.57
    Uncached Write 78.26 1.17 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 133.02 30.00 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 69.79 0.46 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 104.82 21.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    and my new nVidia white MB

    Results 148.93
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.1.2
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G2110)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBook5,2
    Drive Type ST9500420AS
    Disk Test 148.93
    Sequential 207.42
    Uncached Write 219.23 91.38 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 206.88 84.72 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 180.52 28.58 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 229.92 92.90 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 116.18
    Uncached Write 85.15 1.28 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 231.54 52.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 88.69 0.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 140.98 29.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Cheers,
     
  8. YBG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    en ,,,, it seems that disk can reach 100 MB/s read and write in avg....
    i am very look forward that will fit in.
    anyone can help please ?
     

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