7200 rpm hd in a Mac mini?

macrlz9

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I have a 1.25ghz Mac mini with a 40gb hard drive... well i ripped my baby open and installed a 60gb 7200 rpm drive... well the performance is noticeably better, i am kinda afraid that the mini can't handle the 7200 rpm drive and might get too warm.... i'm not sure if i notice the fans more in the mini because i only had the computer for like a week before i upgraded the hd and i got the mini like a week or 2 after they were announced... so any thoughts? should i worry at all? i haven't had any problems at all just the fans kick on when i'm encoding dvds and stuff like that....
 

LeeTom

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If you've been encoding DVDs and haven't seen any problems, I wouldn't really worry about it.
 
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macrlz9

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this drive

4God said:
What drive did you install?
this one

HTE726060M9AT00:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: HTE726060M9AT00
Revision: MH4OA6AA
Serial Number: MRH4X5M4H3UE5B
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 10.34 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /



http://store.jazztechnology.net/hitrene7ht06.html
 
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4God

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My Mac
macrlz9 said:
this one

HTE726060M9AT00:

Capacity: 55.89 GB
Model: HTE726060M9AT00
Revision: MH4OA6AA
Serial Number: MRH4X5M4H3UE5B
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: No
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 55.76 GB
Available: 10.34 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3
Mount Point: /



http://store.jazztechnology.net/hitrene7ht06.html
Thanks, is that a notebook-style drive?
 
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slipper

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by any chance, do you have any xbench results before and after?
 
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micvog

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Do the temperature monitor apps you see for the 'Books work on a mini? If so, you might want to post your temperature readings, and see how they compare to stock 4200/5400RPM hard drive mini users.

I would expect the fans to come on more often - afterall there is more heat being generated. But if the fans are able to keep up with it (i.e. keep the temperatures near the normal range) and you don't mind the extra fan noise, then I think you are in good shape.
 
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mkubal

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micvog said:
Do the temperature monitor apps you see for the 'Books work on a mini? If so, you might want to post your temperature readings, and see how they compare to stock 4200/5400RPM hard drive mini users.

I would expect the fans to come on more often - afterall there is more heat being generated. But if the fans are able to keep up with it (i.e. keep the temperatures near the normal range) and you don't mind the extra fan noise, then I think you are in good shape.
I think the increase in heat will be negligible. Apple probably didn't include one to begin with because they're expensive. I put a Hitachi 7k60 in my old 400Mhz G4 Powerbook and found that, if anything, the machine seemed to run cooler. There was certainly no increase in the need for the fan to be blowing.

I think it's been theorized before that the HD spends less time accessing bits from the drive and thus does less work, creating roughly the same amount of heat. This could be totally off though. And I suppose with extended disk usage, such as DVD ripping, this certainly isn't the case.
 
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