[iBook] Performance improvement with 7200rpm hard drive

B G briang113 at pacbell.net
Fri Aug 11 09:40:11 PDT 2006

I think you will notice an improvement in accessing files etc.

For start up and launching speed your best bet is to max the RAM.


iBook G4 1.33 GHz 1.25 GB RAM

On Aug 11, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Ben Chong wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm thinking of having someone upgrade my iBook (12" 1.33GHz summer  
> 2005 model) with a 7200rpm hard drive to replace the 4200rpm stock  
> drive.
> Has anyone else done this and what do you think of the performance  
> improvement? Do you really feel a difference?
> My main beef right now with my iBook is that it takes a little long  
> to boot up and be useable. Launching a programs is also a little slow.
> My alternative is to get a 12" 1.5GHz Powerbook (Apple refurb) but  
> that's about 3-4x the price of a hard disk upgrade :-)
> Thanks!
> Ben
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