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?


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.

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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.

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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)

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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PowerPC :: Why G5 Drive Bay Fan Stay Always At Max Speed

Feb 22, 2008

My G5 tower is one of the early models. Today I turned it on. Immediately the drive bay fan was running at maximum speed. The Mac's temperature was cold as it had not been used for 12 hours. So the speeding fan could not have been due to the drive bay being overheated. The fan never slows down. Even after a restart it immediately spins at its maximum. Plus it stays at maximum speed all the time.

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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.

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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?

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Mac Pro :: Amazing Hard Drive Speed Increase

Mar 29, 2008

I spent two weeks obsessing on what type of drive to put in my new 8-core Mac Pro (january 2008). I was all set on spending $$$ and go with two 1-TB Samsung's but at the last minute I read this:

[URL] which posted better World Bench ratings than a 10k Raptor and is quieter than WD's Green drives - NewEgg had been out of stock of this brand new drive and suddenly got a batch in and I ordered two of these (WD Caviar 640 Gig / 16 meg cache w/only 2 drive plates). This drive is LIGHTNING fast....I've got before and after bench marks to post, I went from a 56.84 to a 102.91! Also, these installed so easily - not a single hitch!

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Mac Pro :: Hard Drive Speed Test For Performance?

Jul 12, 2008

Recently I bought WD6400AAKS hard drive. I made to partitions (1st for OS and applications, 2nd one for photo files). I also did fresh OS install and loaded basic applications. Strangely I didn't notice any speed boost while booting and to be honest I feel like all applications (photoshop for example) are also starting much slower than on original hdd. Is there any way to test hard drive if it performs as it should be? I also have 2 more older drives installed. is it possible that one of them would slow the system down?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Speed - Noticeable Difference

Oct 24, 2009

I know this topic has been gone over several times, but I'm still having trouble deciding on which to get in a new 15", 2.8Ghz MBP - 5400/500GB, or 7200rpm/320GB (or 500, really). I'll be using the machine largely for graphic design, but also for various other tasks as my main computer. I've heard the faster drive IS a noticeable difference, but it also drains battery life and runs hot. There doesn't seem to be a consensus on this anywhere. Is the 7200 worth it?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Speed And Battery Life

Mar 3, 2010

I am desperately waiting on the MacBook Pro refresh. I plan on buying my first MBP, a major upgrade from my grandma's iBook G4 I am currently using. I had a question about hard drive speed. I know that 7200RPM is quite a bit faster than 5400RPM, but what about battery life. I need it to get me through a day of school, 4-8 hours. My question to you is: would it be worth the extra $50 or so to upgrade to a 7200RPM HD, and what would the effects on battery life be? In your own experiences with current MBPs. I've thought about going with a SSD, but that might end up being too much, since I'm already paying quite a bit.

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Mac Mini :: Hard Drive Speed - Regular Version?

Jun 15, 2010

I know that the server version has a 7200 rpm HD, but what about the regular version? Also, is the 500GB upgrade HD on the vanilla model a 7200 version?

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MacBook Pro :: Backup Hard Drive - FW400 - Speed?

Aug 16, 2010

I have a new macbook pro and after reading various threads I want to buy a gtech 320gb external drive. The only one I can track down is the firewire400. (at a reasonable price) The MB is FW800. will the FW400 work OK and is the speed significantly slower?

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Mac Pro :: Applications Are Starting Slow / Testing Hard Drive Speed?

Aug 17, 2009

recently I bought WD6400AAKS hard drive. I made to partitions (1st for OS and applications, 2nd one for photo files). I also did fresh OS install and loaded basic applications. Strangely I didn't notice any speed boost while booting and to be honest I feel like all applications (photoshop for example) are also starting much slower than on original hdd.

Is there any way to test hard drive if it performs as it should be? I also have 2 more older drives installed. is it possible that one of them would slow the system down?

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MacBook Pro :: Will 4GB RAM Create Performance On 500GB Hard Drive Speed?

Aug 22, 2009

I just switched out my 160GB hard drive on my 13" MBP for a 500GB. I do notice that things are a little slower now as far as opening up apps and such. Would upgrading to the 4GB of RAM instead of the 2 I have make a difference or is that the trade i get for running a 5200 500GB HD.

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Slow Read And Write Speed?

Mar 30, 2012

I have an early 2009 macbook, with 320 GB hard drive and running OS Lion, after i upgraded my os to lion, the computer ran perfectly normal, although a little bit slower than running snow Leopard. However, recently I notice my mac become very slow, got rainbow wheel even when i open the safari. then I use the black magic to test the hard disk speed, it appears the read and write speed is only a little over 30mb/s.

i have recently change my keyboard at apple store, I notice my mac slow down after that, do you think it would related?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X :: How Do I Check Internet Speed In A System

Mar 14, 2008

What is the quickest way to check my internet connection speed in Tiger?On a PC, I've always known it's as simple as hovering the cursor over the connection icon in the taskbar. It's been like that at least since XP if not earlier.In OSX though (Tiger at least) the Airport icon in the menubar doesn't give any of that information.

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MacBook Air :: How To Check Processor Speed / SSD

Jun 23, 2008

can someone quickly tell me how to check the processor speed of a macbook air. Basically i want to know if it is a 1.6 or 1.8.

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MacBook Air :: Possible To Check Fan Speed And CPU Temperature?

Oct 23, 2009

New to Macs but loving it so far. I see postings about checking fan speeds and cpu temp but cant find anywhere on the mac to check these issues. Is there software on the macbook air to check these or is this separate software?

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Hardware :: Replacing Hard Drive - Any Stock Model With Good Speed

Jan 31, 2009

I have an old white Macbook, the 512 Ram, 60 GB Hard drive model, 2.0 Ghz. I'm currently upgrading my Ram to 2 Gb, can anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive model replacement for the stock drive with good speed. I'm currently shopping on Newegg and I have no idea what I am looking for.

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Mac Pro :: Testing Hard Drive For Speed Test / Applications Start Much Slow

Feb 3, 2009

recently I bought WD6400AAKS hard drive. I made to partitions (1st for OS and applications, 2nd one for photo files). I also did fresh OS install and loaded basic applications. Strangely I didn't notice any speed boost while booting and to be honest I feel like all applications (photoshop for example) are also starting much slower than on original hdd.

Is there any way to test hard drive if it performs as it should be? I also have 2 more older drives installed. is it possible that one of them would slow the system down?

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Intel Mac :: High Hard Drive Speed, Noise And Turning Mouse?

May 14, 2012

At times my iMac (27" July 2011) starts making loud fan noise with mouse showing turning rainbow. The only way to stop is forced shutdown by pushing back button for a while. Yesterday I switched to widget screen and saw hard drive fan speed > 4000 rpm without CPU and temps by on the high side.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: Make Second Hard Drive As New Primary Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed a new 2nd, (750 gb) hard drive into my g5 because my first 250gb is nearly full. I'm trying to launch logic but the file is way to big. It wont let me install this program from my new, second hard drive because the message i get is that it supposed to launch from the primary or running hard drive. Can anyone tell me how i can make my second hard drive my new primary hard drive? I got the .dmg for my leapord osx. but not the originals anymore. can anybody help me with this. i'm pretty sure it's simple, i just don't know how to do this.

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PowerPC :: PowerBook G4 Possible Logic Board? - Optical Drive Spins At Full Speed

Aug 25, 2007

I have a PowerBook G4 15" 1.33GHz that up until now ran flawlessly. Today I was watching a movie on it with some friends when it randomly shutdown. Since then, it no longer turns on. The battery is fully charged and there is no problem with my AC adapter. With just the battery, nothing happens when I press the power button. When the AC adapter is plugged in and I press the power button, the optical drive spins at full speed for a few minutes and then the PowerBook shuts itself down again. I have attempted reseting pram and pmu with no success. I think it could be a dead logic board but I'm not sure. Would it be worth the money to buy a new logic board or should I just part it out?

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Hardware :: Speed Of Downloads From Memory Card Faster To External Hard Drive Or To Computer?

Dec 2, 2010

which is faster & more efficient? to download photo & or video content from a memory card directly to an external hard drive? or to the computers main drive & then move to the external hard drive?

I am after faster transfer/download speeds with less hang ups

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MacBook Pro :: 2009 17" Fans Running At Max Speed Aafter Hard Drive Upgrade?

May 9, 2012

I recently picked up a 17" 2009 unibody MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz, 4gb RAM, SuperDrive and a Samsung 1TB hard drive. The system did not come with the original hard drive and I don't have any other hard drives to test and verify that the new larger hard drive is the cause. I have tried a clean install of Snow Leopard, Lion and even Mountain Lion but no matter what my fans always running at max speed (5k+ RPM). I have looked at iStat and the temps of any of the components in the machine never show more than 42*C so the fans should never be running at full blast. Oddly enough smcFanControl shows 0* temp but fan speds for both left and right are always 5.5k+ and very noisy. Using HDD Fan Control I am able to get at least the right fan to run at a controlable speed but its silence is drowned out by the left fan that still runs on full blast. I have already done multiple SMC resets and PRAM resets with no change in the condition. These noisey fans are driving me insane! I have run every available update as well. Is there a chance that the hard drive or something elses temp not being supported or detectable by OSX is causing the fans to default to the fail safe constant high speed?!

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.8GHz Core2Duo

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Hardware :: Upgraded Airport Card - Where Do I Check Wifi Speed

Aug 21, 2008

I upgraded my internal airport card for wireless N. What's the screen on my mac to check if i'm using 802.11n?

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Hardware :: Speed Difference Between Time Capsule Backup Versus Hard Drive To Extreme Connected Via Usb?

Mar 16, 2009

For almost the last year I have been using an Airport Extreme on 2.4b/g and and Airport express in my room to extend my wireless network. I also have a usb hdd configured to back up my macbook using time machine. Well I have a new roommate moving in and he has his own extreme and two expresses.

I have some questions on what would be the best way to consolidate our networking devices. I considered us selling our extremes and getting the new time capsule so both of our macs can use 5ghz while my girlfriends dell uses the 2.4.

Is there a noticeable speed difference between time capsule backup vs hard drive to extreme connected via usb?

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