Nov 29th, 2004, 11:04 PM
Seen one of these on ebay and was thinking of picking it up. Anyone seen or heard of these? It's 4200 RPM but has a 8mb cache buffer. Would this be a performance perk on my stock 60bb Hard Drive. Also, would my 60 GB fit in a clamshell ibook?
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:13 AM
Don't know about the Tangerine iBook, but for your PB, look at the Toshiba 5400/80gig/16 meg buffer. They claim a 11-17 % performance increase. Faster drive, bigger buffer.
Toshiba 80 Gig Drive (http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=6858&Item=TOSMK8026GAX)
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:21 AM
The faster drive will also suck battery life a lot quicker. Not good for the business traveller, but good for mobile professionals who plug-in often.
Nov 30th, 2004, 01:30 AM
Yep, the old drive from your PB will fit in a clamshell iBook.
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:47 AM
You should surely see some perf increase. Bigger cache + the more recent drives have been packing some better densities from what i have been told/seen in tests.
There is a pasts convo about that here (http://www.ehmac.ca/cgi_bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=008849).
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:28 PM
The clamshell requires a 9.55mm drive... how skinny is your 60?
Nov 30th, 2004, 12:36 PM
I'm not sure but it's in anew PB so it must be pretty skinny.