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Changed stock HD to Toshiba 4026GAX (16MB cache)

 
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Sa98
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: Changed stock HD to Toshiba 4026GAX (16MB cache) Reply with quote

To whom who are interested in a 16MB HD

I was using a Toshiba 4026GAX HD in external USB drive enclosure. I decided to swap the stock Seagate HD (2MB cache) with the Tosh (16 MB). Both are 5400RPM.

Some numbers from Xbench 1.2 (1.25GHz, 512MB, average of 2 runs)
Seagate
overall: 39, HD: 28
Toshiba
overall: 41, HD: 32

The noise generated by the both HDs is pretty similar. During normal operation the Tosh does feel a bit faster.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having installed more apps on the new hd, and played with it, it is significantly faster, especially opening big documents, movies etc.

I am glad I decided to swap the hds.javascript:emoticon('Smile')
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this in the miniStack?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I opened up the mini and swapped the original Seagate with my Toshiba hd.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do any of the Hitachi 2.5" 7200 RPM drives come with 16MB cache? The last time I looked they were all 8MB. I wish Apple would have slipped in a Hitachi TravelStar 7K60 when they replaced my drive last week.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just ran xbench.....

overall: 41.88
h.d.: 29.77
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I upgraded my 1.42GHz Mac Mini to 1Gb RAM a while ago and last Friday with a Toshiba MK1032GAX drive (100Gb/5400rpm/16Mb)

Overall: 46.41
Harddisk: 34.15
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