new Powerbook hard drive performance

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by shadowfax, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Did you guys notice this?
    Here of course.

    i only just saw that tonight; i should read more carefully. it makes pretty good sense. not really much of a speed increase, and nothing near my good ol' 37 MB/sec 7200 RPM IBM drive, but better than i was afraid of.

    any thoughts? i am still planning on getting a 7200 rpm drive when they become at least a little affordable... but until then, this is better than i had thought
  2. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    Yes, but what is the buffer size? The reason the IBM Travelstar 40GNX is so appealing is that it has a 8 MB buffer. Wouldn't that make a difference also?
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.

    I would think so.
    Whwn I get my iBook next week, I'm going to upgrade the stock 6GB 4200 HDD to this one so I'll let you know how it goes.[​IMG]
  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    I'm going to do some informal testing on one of those new drives in the next week or so. I'm about to order a maxed out PB from Backtothemac at General Cybernetics and I still have my rev A 400MHz PB with a 40GNX in it.

    I'll be able to see if the rest of the system makes a difference in read/write speed on those HDs. :)

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