Hi everyone! I just got hold of a iMac G4, 1.25 GHz 768mb ram. It has Leopard installed. I bought an 1GB SO-DIMM ram and bumbed the total ram to 1.25GB, feels nice. I ran the Disk Test of Xbench 1.3 to see how well the drive is doing after all these years (System Profiler says it's a Seagate Barrecuda 7200rpm), and I'm getting a total of 40 (reproducible). Here's the stats of one run: Code: Disk Test 40.48 Sequential 73.32 Uncached Write 69.84 42.88 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 77.53 43.86 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 58.17 17.02 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 98.52 49.52 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 27.96 Uncached Write 9.46 1.00 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 63.75 20.41 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 79.05 0.56 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 110.46 20.50 MB/sec [256K blocks] This is the first time I run Xbench, but 9 in random uncached write doesn't seem too high. However, the Xbench database has been down now for 2 days since I ran the test so I can't really compare my scores. Can anyone say anything about this score? My wallet is thin but if the drive is a big bottleneck I'm very tempted to get a new IDE-drive, as I've planned to use this computer as my main machine at work for 1-2 years. A 2.5" drive is also tempting to reduce fan noice, but I think it's too complicated for me with adapters and stuff (I'm scared just to replacing the drive). Thanks!