Thread: Hard Drive Speed
02-21-2005, 11:35 AM #1
Hard Drive Speed
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- Dec 28, 2003
- Long Island, NY
- 15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
I am interested in upgrading my iBook's 30 GB 4200 RPM ATA Hard Drive. According to Apple's relatively vague iBook User Guide, I can upgrade it to 60 GB. However, will it be 4200 RPM or 5400 RPM?
02-21-2005, 12:31 PM #2titan0111GuestOriginally Posted by ApplejustWorks
02-21-2005, 01:34 PM #3Originally Posted by ApplejustWorks
02-21-2005, 01:36 PM #4warrenbertGuest
If you get it from Apple, it will be one of the slower ones and cost way more than if you buy it from somewhere else.
02-21-2005, 01:40 PM #5
I think the Hitachi Travelstar 60GB 2.5 inch 7200 rpm is the fastest one around at the moment at that size. Their are also 100GB drives but at 4200 rpm speed. If you put in a faster drive then it will speed up your system.
02-21-2005, 09:30 PM #6bhansonGuest
How much hotter do they get? Do you think a faster drive would significantly reduce the rest of the system's lifespan?
02-21-2005, 09:45 PM #7
Hard drives don't really heat up. Or atleast mine doesn't. The CPU gives off the heat. And it would increase the lifespan, instead of wanting a new computer because of OS X being laggy.
02-21-2005, 10:17 PM #8Originally Posted by shaun89
02-21-2005, 11:00 PM #9Mr.GuvernmentGuest
the new 7200 RPM drives give off NO more heat then current 4200 RPM drives it has been shown AS WELL use no more power.
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