Disk Accessing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by USN Squid, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. USN Squid macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2003
    I bought my PB refurbed, and have been happy with it for the most part. However, I've been having issues lately. Slow startup / shutdowns, not shutting down at all (having to ctrl-command-power), and most recently, very sluggish performance on applications.

    When the system bogs down, I can hear a specific sound coming from the hard drive if I put my ear to the case. This should be interesting trying to type a noise. It does however have a pattern. It goes something like "read-read-reeeeeeeeeead" several times until it finally returns to somewhat normal several minutes later.

    I have run permission repair and fsck. Is there anything else I can do?

    Powerbook G4, 1.25Ghz, 512MB RAM, SD
  2. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    Sounds like your Powerbook is swapping memory to disk. This would probably be slowing your system down. Buy a 512 Mb stick of ram and see the Powerbook fly!!


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