PowerPC :: How To Check RPM Speed On Hard Drive

Sep 22, 2006

Someone is selling me a powerbook, but I want to find out what the harddrive rpm speed is, they don't know what it is. Is there anyway to check using system profiler or something?


PowerPC :: Speed Of Hard Drive (4200 Vs 5400 Rpm)

Apr 20, 2008

I am buying a used powerbook g4 1.5ghz with 1.25gb ram. It has 60gb hd and combo drive. How can i find out the speed of the hard drive (4200 vs 5400 rpm)? PowerBook6,8 TOSHIBA MK6026GAX (this is the hd on the powerbook) Is this a good choice for basic stuff ( email,safari,itunes) and some movie stuff (isquint,ffmpegx)

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: How To Check Hard Drive Speed

Jun 3, 2009

I have just received my new MBP 2.66. I upgraded my screen and hard drive to 7200. How do I check the speed of my drive. I have gone through all the usual places but can't find the speed anywhere.

View 1 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: Hard Drive With 7200 RPM For G4

Aug 21, 2007

I'm in a little need of assistance with my PowerBook G4 Alum. 1.67GHz. The Hard Drive it came with got fried a little while back (alas, not in warranty) and I have been hesitant to try to repair it myself in the past. However, I now wish to resurrect my machine, seeing as how if I don't try this, I might as well just buy a new laptop. What sort of HD should I buy?

I know it has to be "ATA" but (1) I have no idea what that means, and (2) There seem to be many different types of HDs. I have no problem disassembling my PowerBook but I am lost when it comes to its hard drive. I think I would like to get a HD with 7200 rpm and 80-100 GB. Also, when do you see Apple releasing a MacBook with a good graphics card that isn't integrated?

View 13 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: What Is Stock Hard Drive Speed Of G4

Jan 24, 2009

I am wondering what was the stock hard drive speed of my PowerBook G4 12" (specs in signature). I am asking for the speed of the 80 GB ATA/100 HDD this shipped with.

View 3 Replies View Related

Applications :: Recovery Speed Based On The Hard Drive Speed?

May 21, 2010

I'm using Data Rescue III on a USB powered hard drive with and it's taking a very long time with my iMac G5... It says 42,291 hours remaining (about 5 years) If I did it on my Mac Pro would it go faster, or is the recovery speed based on the hard drive speed?

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Replacing Hard Drive - 7200 RPM

Jun 22, 2009

I'm thinking of getting a refurb MBP but they come with a 5400rpm hard drive and I want a 7200rpm. Does anyone about how easy it is to replace the internal hard drive in a MBP and how much it would cost?

View 5 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Use A 7400 Rpm Hard Drive In An Early 2008?

Jun 1, 2012

My hard drive is crapping out on me. if I can use a 7400 rpm hard drive in my early 2008 MacBook?

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Possible To Upgrade Hard Drive To 7200 RPM

Jun 27, 2012

I am planning to buy the New 13inch MacBok Pro that came out this July. Is there a possibilty of upgrading the Hard drive to 7200 rpm like the way I did it in the old model. I have had news that its not possible to upgrade this machine as we did the previous one.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

View 2 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: G5 Thermal Calibration "CPU Intake Fan Speed Error - Check That Inner Door"

Mar 8, 2010

Has anyone gotten to the bottom of this thermal calibration error with the G5? I see lots of discussion of a possible bug in ASD thermal calibration and claims that it can destroy the eeprom that stores the calibration info on the logic board. So what's the bottom line here? Does this error in reality indicate that the eeprom is no longer writable? Could this simply be an issue of the inner door not sealed properly (perhaps this calibration is critically sensitive to this)?

The fans are racing as intended since the CPU's have been replaced and the calibration stored on the logic board is no longer correct. Everything is fully functional and passes all tests. The inner shield is in place and the sensor (by the rightmost tab) sees it there. The intake fan is running. I also tried another fan with no change. I suspect that some overly high sensitivity to the fan speed is not really the issue here. I have a dual 2.5GHz G5. The liquid cooling system is completely refurbished and the system passes ASD tests. I currently have ASD 2.5.8. I see reports of success using this version so there must be some hardware related issue here.

View 2 Replies View Related

IMac :: Getting Pinwheel With Default 5400 Rpm Hard Drive After Partitioning

Nov 9, 2010

I bought a 27" iMac i7 with 8gb of ram. fully loaded and after partitioning my drive started getting pinwheel problems with the default 5400 rpm harddrive. I did a fresh install and didnt have the problems anymore. Again I put bootcamp on and there are still pinwheel issues. I went to apple and they replaced the harddrive a saying that partitions take a pie like slice out of your drive and it shouldnt effect speed. They replaced with with a 7200 rpm harddrive. All was well until I partitioned the drive again. The weirdest part is that windows runs at 10000 mph where 10.6 pinwheels no matter what I do. I am fairly tech savvy and feel like this is maybe a defragmenting issue. I believe osx defragments files under 20mb. could this be it? It is driving me bonkers. I use both windows and osx and need to boot completely into the OSs as I am using primarily post programs like after effects.

View 1 Replies View Related

Software :: New Hitachi 7200 RPM 300GB HARD DRIVE Unexpectantly Full?

Jan 8, 2009

I upgraded my Mac Book Pro hard drive to a Hitachi 7200RPM 300GB Hard Drive in November. All of a sudden my Hard drive is full and I cannot explain why. I retrieved the folder size info from the six folders I have on my HD and it claims that I have filled up roughly 100GB on the hard drive. I understand the MAC OS X is roughly 4-5GBs, roughly another 15GB for threading the utility files, so I should still have at least 180GB of space free on the hard drive. I recently downloaded the application known as AZUREUS aka VUZE could this app have put some extraordinarily large hidden folders on my hard drive? I deleted this app but my HD is still stating that I have used up 278GB of space which I know cannot be right. Can anyone out there help me with this situation? I am lost and upset not sure what is going on. According to my hard disk utility I only have 2.6GB of space availble which is insane!

One more note around xmas I found that my MAC had crashed unexpectedly but is working fine right now expect for the fact the HD is full and I can only see roughly 100GB of files on my 300GB Hard drive.

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: WD Scorpio Black 320Gb 7200 Rpm Hard Drive - Quality?

Dec 12, 2010

I'm looking at a MBP on CL and the seller has swapped out the HD and put in this WD Scorpio 320gb 7200 rpm HD. I'm wondering if any of you have this hard drive and can confirm it's quality or claim that it is of poor quality?

View 3 Replies View Related

MacBook :: External Hard Drive - Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB USB 5400 RPM

Jul 31, 2008

[URL: ...] I'm taking a Digital Media class on my study abroad trip this semester and one of the requirements for the class is that "Students will also need a portable external drive for storing files, a 120 gigabyte drive will be perfect." I'm not computer savvy whatsoever but would this be ideal for my class? We will be working on video projects and such. Also, I have a MacBook would it still work/be ideal with a MacBook?

View 15 Replies View Related

MacBook :: 7200 RPM Hard Drive Moved From MBP / Slow Boot Time

May 12, 2009

I had a MBP with a 7200 RPM, 320 GB Hitachi Hard drive. I sold the MBP and got a white nvidia MB, but I kept the 7200 RPM drive and used it in the white MB (I did not reinstall the OS). Everything works fine, but I've noticed that it takes a very long time to boot. From the time I turn the MB on, to the time the spinning disk appears, it takes approx. 60 seconds. Other than that, the MB works fine. Should I do a clean install of Leopard. Would this help the slow boot time?

View 5 Replies View Related

OS X :: How To Check What Is Wrong With Hard Drive

Jun 24, 2010

my hard drive stopped working and I want to know if there is any program to see what is wrong with it? Because it stopped working just on running process, I did not drop it or smth. And if i connect on another PC hard drive apears but I can not explore, it is alowed only to format.

View 1 Replies View Related

OS X :: Changing Hard Drive Now/how To Check Partitions?

Jun 29, 2009

Hi. What do I select for # of partitions on a MacBook Pro 15 inch? I haven't started yet, but I was hoping to understand what this means before I take it apart.

Any other advice before I start? I saw a good YouTube video that seems to make is easy to do.

View 2 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Draining Battery Due To WD5000BEKT 500GB Scorpio Black 7200 RPM Hard Drive?

Nov 26, 2010

I installed the hard drive with no problem and have experienced greater performance, no clicking nor vibration, and no freezeup or rainbow wheel. I also did a clean install of Snow Leopard. I did a PRAM reset at the beginning and calibrated my battery. However, now I noticed my battery is draining FAST, only lasting 2 hours. I looked a little online and discovered I may still need to reset the SMC (shift-control-option + power key), which I will do shortly. The battery lasted 6-7 hours before with my old hdd and is at 96% capacity.

View 9 Replies View Related

IMac :: Firewire 800 Hard Drive Enclosure - Average Speed Drive

Jun 5, 2009

I've been looking at a number of different Firewire 800 enclosures to use with my new Mac Mini and I have seen lots of complaints with almost all the enclosures that I have investigated, including the Newertech MiniStack v3 which I thought should be a good one. A recent enclosure I came across that I haven't seen any bad reviews about is the Icy Dock (MB559UEB-1S). I'd like to know if others are using this and what they think about it. The next question has to do with the type of hard drive to put into the enclosure. Is it worth getting a high performance drive, or will the Firewire 800 interface be the bottleneck even with an average speed drive?

View 4 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Easiest Way To Check What Is Using Hard Drive Space?

Dec 6, 2010

I was wondering if there was a way to check what is taking up your hard drive space. I have a 500GB drive and only have about 150GB left, and I really dont no why its that low...

I have a few movies on my computer (maybe about 20), but I cant see that taking 300GB...

I tried to just highlight everything, hoping a total file size would show, but I dont see one.

I just moved a bunch of video files that were about 1GB each onto an external, and it only cleared about 10Gb...But I have a feeling that iMovie might be the reason, as most of those video files were imported into iMovie. If thats the case, how do I clear out iMovie?

View 4 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: Hardware Test Also Check Hard Drive?

Jun 18, 2008

If I run the hardware test, they can check possible errors on my hd? I remember on pc a soft in the 90s for check bad clusters on the hd, on Mac I know disk warrior, but I never use. Its necessary use disk warrior or something. I hear people that say that its bad.

View 1 Replies View Related

Mac Pro :: Scanning Hard Drive To Check Condition?

Feb 27, 2010

I just bought as internal hard drive for my Mac Pro, to back up everything from the system drive. I was just wondering, the drive came through the post, it was well packaged, though is there was way of scanning it to see whether its 100% condition? Would I format it by in Disk Utility by clicking on the drive and pressing erase.

View 13 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: What Is Ideal Temperature And Fan RPM Speed?

Sep 30, 2009

Just recently bought a MBP and noticed how hot it will be when I am running WoW. (I saw it reach 100 degrees on istat.) after searching through the forums, I just downloaded smcFancontrol. Problem is, I have no idea what is an ideal temperature/fan speed. Basically, I have 3 questions:

1) Is there a max temperature the MBP should run at?
2) If I use smcFancontrol, should I use it at max setting (6200rpm) to keep my temperature down to the ideal temperature?
3) If I use a leather casing (Macally) for my MBP, would it seriously impair the MBP in terms of cooling?

View 19 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: When Playing Games Usually Turn The Fan Speed Up To Around 5.5k Rpm?

Jul 21, 2009

I just got a new MBP and in an attempt to not overheat the processors when playing games i usually turn the fan speed up to around 5.5k rpm. They do a great job of keeping the processor at a decent level (~70 degrees Celsius) but i wonder if I'm doing the fans any harm. I do play for quite a long time (3 to 4 hours sometimes) and I have noticed a *very* slight humming from the fans which i reckon is wear and tear.

View 10 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Speed Difference/5400 Versus 7200 RPM

Sep 6, 2009

Just wondering what the speed difference would be if i upgraded from 5400 to 7200 RPM? Is it worth it or perhaps is an external drive the way to go?

View 4 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: Hard Drive Not Working / Logic Board Unable To Communicate With Hard Drive

Sep 9, 2009

My PowerBook G4 (Alum) died. I've had it for 4 years, taken it with me to Alaska and all over the lower 48, and have had nothing but happy experiences. I knew she was gonna go, but I was hoping she'd hold on until I could afford a MacBook. Alas, no. The problem appears to be the ability of the logic board to communicate with the hard drive. I can hear the HD spin, but even with Disk Warrior, I cannot locate it. The Mac Geniuses at my local Apple store confirmed this and gave me a shoulder to cry on. I've run Disk Warrior, Disk Utility, and tried finding it using the target disk mode - no luck.

The problem is that I've got 4 years of teaching materials, 6000 songs, and irreplaceable pictures on the HD, so I can't bring myself to just trash it. It's true that you only fail to back up you stuff once. This is my once. I've heard that with PC hard drives, you can just drop the old HD into a USB HD box and use it as an external HD. I can't afford professional data retrevial, and I want to give this option a try if it'll work with a Mac HD. Any ideas or suggestions?

View 7 Replies View Related

MacBook Air :: New SMCFan Control - 1800 RPM Minimum Fan Speed

Apr 10, 2009

What's up with this in the newest version of SMC that just came out today? The min now goes below the original 2500 RPM that the Apple engineer's decided on??

View 12 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Fan Speed - Temperature Around 110 F And 3000 Rpm - Normal?

Nov 30, 2009

I recently downloaded the fan speed app which allows you to control fan speed. I just uninstalled it and the fan speed seems to be higher than before. The Temperature is around 110 F and 3000 rpm. Is this normal?

View 2 Replies View Related

Intel Mac :: HDD Fan Speed High - Operating At 5500 Rpm

Feb 23, 2012

Returned home this evening to hear my iMac fan making lots of noise, upon checking it was the HDD fan that was operating at 5500rpm. Both other fans were normal. Ambient temperature was 23c and HDD temp was 36c. Normally it's almost silent. It's a late 2009 21.5" base model that has never had an issue in the 23 months that I have owned it. Any idea what the problem is has it gone bad? I restarted but the problem remained I had to shut down and restart to get it back to normal. On another note how do you clean off the dark grey blotchy marks that have appeared at the top of the screen. They don't appear to be on the glass. They started in each corner now they span entire screen top.

iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

View 6 Replies View Related

PowerPC :: Hard Drive Making Weird Noises / Failing Hard Drive Or Something Else?

Nov 22, 2006

My PM G5's Hard Drive has been making wierd noises lately and I'm really beginning to worry that it's failing. How can I be sure?

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: 2009 - Normal 2700 Rpm Fan Speed When Boot Computer?

Feb 8, 2010

Is it normal for my fan to be at 2700 rpm when I boot my computer. Once I reach the desktop the fans slowly decrease to 1900-2000. Is this normal?

View 2 Replies View Related

IMac :: Current Hard Drive (640GB) Speed?

Mar 19, 2009

Has anyone cracked open the new iMac with a 640Gb hard drive? Just wondering what the current speed drive they are using.

View 6 Replies View Related

MacBook Pro :: Verify Hard Drive Speed?

Jun 30, 2009

I just received my new macbook pro 17" and I want to verify the hard drive is a 7200 rpm drive, how can I find that information and/or test the hard drive speed.

View 1 Replies View Related

MacBook :: Replacing Hard Drive - Speed Compatibility

Aug 27, 2009

I own a 1st generation MacBook Core Duo (black) with 80GB Fujitsu at 1.5 Gigabit/s. I want to replace this with a compatible hard drive. Will this - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - work in my laptop? I notice that it has a 3.0Gb/s speed versus my current Fujitsu 1.5Gb/s. I'm using Tiger, if this matters.

View 2 Replies View Related

OS X :: Hard Drive Fan Speed Stuck At Max

Dec 1, 2009

Alright, here's the situation. Last week I shut down my computer to go away for thanksgiving, and when I came back and turned on my 20" white intel imac my hard drive fan sounds like it is going max rpm. I have istat pro installed and the rpm for the HDD fan is showing it's at zero. Does anybody have a clue as to why this is happening? My computer was working fine when I last used it but now my fan is going crazy. It's really loud and i'm concerned my the life of my fan. Any suggestions on what to do would be great. I installed Snow Leopard after the problem occured, but it's still happening.

View 12 Replies View Related