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May 11, 2002, 06:22 PM
will installation of 7200 rpm ata 133 hard drive 8.9 ms seek time give any boost in speed. I have G4 450 dp I gig ram using radeon agp card. I intend to install osx on it as a clean install leaving 9.1 on my original drive, Is this a good idea. thanks
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May 11, 2002, 06:27 PM
I don't know for sure, but I think the drive already in your Mac is 7200 rpm, and the hard drive used in my iMac has a < 9 ms seek time, so it I assume also that drives in the pro models are as fast or faster. One thing that I can tell you for sure is that you won't be able to utilize the 133 MB speed of your drive, because you have an ATA 66 controller in your Mac. It matters little though, because the hard drive itself isn't capbable of sending data that fast.


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[ 05-11-2002: Message edited by: bradoesch ]
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May 11, 2002, 09:59 PM
No real increase, you already have a good drive. Even if you put a new controller in, that drive won't saturate the bus of an ATA/66 controller, thus it would just waste money.
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