Hard drive speed check

JW8725

macrumors 6502a
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May 8, 2005
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I understand some mac minis shipped with HDs of 4200 RPM and some with 5400 RPM? How can I find out which speed I have? Any ideas?
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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One way would be to use System Profiler to look at the model number of the hard drive and then look it up on the manufacturer's website..
 

JW8725

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 8, 2005
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UK
Ok this is what google came up with:


Model Number:ST9808210A
Capacity:80 GB
Speed:4200 rpm
Seek time:12.5 ms avg
Interface:Ultra ATA/100


Man the HD's sooo getting upgraded! 4200 rpm? Prehistoric! :eek:
 

hhlee

macrumors 6502
May 19, 2005
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rossoUK said:
Ok this is what google came up with:


Model Number:ST9808210A
Capacity:80 GB
Speed:4200 rpm
Seek time:12.5 ms avg
Interface:Ultra ATA/100


Man the HD's sooo getting upgraded! 4200 rpm? Prehistoric! :eek:

with the mini's tiny form factor - i'd consider the possibility of overheating if you put too fast of a drive in. may not matter so much since people have put 7200rpm drives in powerbooks but just something to consider before you dive in.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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rossoUK said:
Well I paid over £700
Be that as it may, it is the lowest end model of Mac. So componants are as cheap as cheap can be. I agree that I'd be careful how fast a hard drive I put in, there's no telling how much heat a 7200RPM drive will generate and how the mini can cope. I imagine there's some info out there on xlr8yourmac or some such site..