[iBook] Seagate HD in 1.2GHz G4 12" iBook?

Tom Legare Tom.Legare at comcast.net
Mon Apr 10 08:10:09 PDT 2006

Just my opinion, but if you're going to go through all the work to replace
the hard drive in an iBook, which is not a trivial task, you should spring
the extra bucks for a 5400 RPM drive.  With OS X, every place you can
improve speed helps, and I noticed more speed improvement from a 5400RPM
hard disk upgrade than from my extra RAM.
-------Original Message------- 
Date: 04/10/06 09:49:26 
To: A place to discuss Apple's iBook computers. 
Subject: Re: [iBook] Seagate HD in 1.2GHz G4 12" iBook? 
Hi I think that it should be an improvement over the stock drive for 
speed and noise . 
I have a ST9808210A 80gb hdd in my G4 powerbook Ti and it is quiet no 
drive noise at all, and over the stock 40gb hdd it is quicker even 
though the speed is suppose to be the same at 4200 rpm. 
if it is within your price range try it out I have no complaint and 
my powerbook is used for mail, photo shop, web and adobe,. 
On Apr 10, 2006, at 10:08 AM, Tom R. no spam wrote: 
> Best Buy has Seagate ST960812A on sale this week for $70. 
> Per the Seagate website, it seems to be 4200rpm, 8MB cache, 
> 12.5ms seek, and I believe a 5 year warranty. 
> Any reports, opinions, etc about these as a replacement in 
> a 1.2GHz G4 12" iBook? Any preferred alternatives? 
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