PowerBook G4 Titanium SSD Experiment!

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  1. MacCubed macrumors 68000

    MacCubed

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    Hey guys! Today I decided to take the SSD out of my 15" DLSD (Haven't used it once since I got this 500MHz TiBook) and put it in the Ti. Its a 128GB SanDisk mSATA SSD, using an adapter with the Marvel chipset. So far so good, and I am typing from that very machine using TenFourFox! I will post a Disk Test in a bit
     
  2. swamprock macrumors regular

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    I've got a 60gb OWC Mercury Pro SSD in my 667mhz GE TiBook, and it offers a bit of an improvement. It's not on the scale of the Samsung that I've got in my 2009 MB Pro (which is a night and day difference), but it's definitely speedier at booting up and launching apps, and much better than the original 4200 rpm PATA drive that was in it. I haven't been able to test battery performance with the SSD since the aftermarket battery I bought two months ago is now starting to fail already.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I'd be interested to see how it stacks up against the 7200rpm drive in my TiBook...
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    It will fail. Absolutely fail. Please put the SSD in, make sure it works, and then send it to me. I will make sure to undo the damage that--

    STOP DRAGGING ME AWAY MODS! STOP IT! I HAVE TO--MMPH MMMMPH!

    (Fake mod note: Sorry, he's gotten out of his cage again. We'll use a stronger lock this time)
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Going from a 7200 RPM hard drive to an SSD is not too big of a jump. Going from a 4200 or 5400 RPM hard drive to an SSD will give a nice jump in speed.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    First thing I did when I got mine was check it booted. Second thing I did was to remove the 4200rpm drive... :D

    No point having a 7200rpm available and not using it!
     

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