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    Hard drive RPM speed, Does it matter??
    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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    Geoff

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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?.

    cheers

    Geoff

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    yup

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    Cheers!, Lets hope it all goes to plan!

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