24" iMac question

roland.g

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Anyone with a 24" iMac or who knows, I know the 250 standard drive is a seagate. if you have a 500 can you check which drive is in there. seagate or maxtor? if it is a seagate is there any way to tell if it is their 7200.9 or 7200.10. The 7200.10 has a 16MB cache as well as perpendicular drive recording.
 

MBHockey

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I think there are a few people on the forum that have the 500 now. I'm receiving mine on Friday with a 500GB, so if noone replies by then i'll let you know.
 

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According to this, it's the one with the 8mb cache. Sorry. Probably cheaper for Apple considering the small gain you'd get vs. the 16mb one. I'd say upgrade yourself, but I don't know if it's as easy as it was with the G5 ones. I've heard it isn't.
 

roland.g

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solvs said:
According to this, it's the one with the 8mb cache. Sorry. Probably cheaper for Apple considering the small gain you'd get vs. the 16mb one. I'd say upgrade yourself, but I don't know if it's as easy as it was with the G5 ones. I've heard it isn't.
according to those posts people with the 500 are reporting this drive which does have the 16MB cache. it is a 7200.9 not 7200.10 which is not surprising. The only difference there is that the 7200.10 has perpendicular recording which is a new feature offering better write performance.
 

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Pleasantly surprised. I'm looking forward to using one.
Mine is the 7200.9 as well... btw... All ATA drives sold in Macs do use special firmware from Apple which optimizes their performance on the *WHITE and SILVER* platform!!! Just FYI!
 

roland.g

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MacProGuy said:
Mine is the 7200.9 as well... btw... All ATA drives sold in Macs do use special firmware from Apple which optimizes their performance on the *WHITE and SILVER* platform!!! Just FYI!
could you explain that please.