Mac Mini 40GB HD is 5400rpm ?

netb0y

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There is speculation at applelegal.com that the 40GB HD in the Mini may be a 5400rpm drive based on its model number (http://www.applelegal.com/other_comments.php?id=205_0_7_0_C):
The problem is that ST940110A is not in Seagate database, but obviously this corresponds almost perfectly to Seagate ST94011A (a zero is missing in between 1 and A for a perfect match), and it leads me to believe that this is essentially the same drive customized (OEM) for Mac mini -- which means that the drive should be a 5400 RPM notebook drive.
Can anyone confirm this?
 

Influx

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Jan 16, 2005
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Hi Guys;

This is my first post here.

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you know which drive you are getting? I've looked at my order status, and all I see is the part number "065-5325" for the HD.
 

Zaty

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It would make sense if Mac minis came with a 5400 RPM drive because according to TS, the next PowerBook revision will have 5400 drives across the board. So, Apple might be about to the drop the 4200 drives.
 

robbieduncan

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Influx said:
Hi Guys;

This is my first post here.

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you know which drive you are getting? I've looked at my order status, and all I see is the part number "065-5325" for the HD.
That is the Apple part number. The numbers being discussed are Seagate model numbers.
 

takao

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interesting if true ..but the smaller cache on the 40gb 5400 rpm drive might cancel the advantage out... i guess apple is simply putting the drives in the mini which they are buying at large stocks ...

oh i can't wait to see what drive i have ;)
 

Sol

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Laptop drive in desktop

I am certain that I read somewhere the Mac Mini drive is 4200 rpm. While I applaud Apple for making the first desktop computer with a 2.5" drive, I wish they would use a faster one. 7,200 rpm drives for laptops exist and the Mac mini would perform better with one of those. I hope upgrading the hard drive of a mini will not be difficult.
 

Influx

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Jan 16, 2005
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robbieduncan said:
That is the Apple part number. The numbers being discussed are Seagate model numbers.
Pardon me, I guess I should rephrase the question. How do I know if I have the drive in question - do I have to take the machine apart, or is there another way to find out?
 

ravenvii

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Influx said:
Pardon me, I guess I should rephrase the question. How do I know if I have the drive in question - do I have to take the machine apart, or is there another way to find out?
You can find out in the System Profiler. It'll tell you what models of hardware you have in your machine.
 

Influx

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Raven VII said:
You can find out in the System Profiler. It'll tell you what models of hardware you have in your machine.
Thanks Raven - I'll be sure to check it out....
 
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