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PowerBook - Hard drive RPM speed, Does it matter??


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Hi all, Just taken the hard drive out of my G3 Lombard Powerbook (dead!) and it says 4200 rpm on the case, Do i have to get a new one the same rpm or doesn't it matter? seen plenty of 5400 rpm drives just wondered if they would work.

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Yes, it will work. It will run faster as a matter of fact.


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Thanks, Thats good news!, When i put the new drive in do i start up from the install cd (osx panther) and then format the new disc, Then just re install on the new drive?.

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yup


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Cheers!, Lets hope it all goes to plan!
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