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mmcneil

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Toshiba vs IBM - Does speed matter?

The rotational speed of the IBM is 5400 vs 4200 for the Toshiba - I was under the impression that rotational speed improved the drive's performance??:cool:
 

mmcneil

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Re: Toshiba vs IBM - Does speed matter?

Originally posted by mmcneil
The rotational speed of the IBM is 5400 vs 4200 for the Toshiba - I was under the impression that rotational speed improved the drive's performance??:cool:
Looks like I missed something in the header the first time - it is 5400 and a lot cheaper!!
 

Thirteenva

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Go with the 5400 ibm hard drive. The 60 gb is nice but its very pricey, i just got the 40gb version off googlegear.com for about $170 including shipping

go to http://www.dealmac.com and type "ibm 40gnx hard drive" into the search. The 5400 rpm 40gb hard drive should come up. Dealmac has good deals through their affiliates.

A 5400 rpm drive will speed up any process where you write to the disk or read from it. App launching time can also improve some.
 

Thirteenva

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Try the IBM drive i listed two posts up. A number of people have used them with much success on http://www.xlr8yourmac.com.

They're supposed to be both quiet and fast. Mine arrived today, i'll be installing it this week. Still backing up some data though.
 

mmcneil

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Thanks

The machine I'm buying (ebay) already has a 40M - I was planning to upgrade and use the 40M as an external backup. The price difference between the Toshiba ($210) vs the IBM ($345) is pretty substantial - the only major difference seems to be in avg latency 7.5 vs 5.5.

A quandry!!
 
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