2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2012 2:37 PM by Knucklesmac
darthrevan945 Level 1 Level 1

hi all,

My iBook G4 currently has a 60gb 7200 rpm drive in it, I want to get a larger one, like 250gb. I cant seem to find any reasonably priced 7200 rpm, 250gb drives. If i were to get a 5400 rpm, would I see a decrease in performance?

iBook G4, 1.25gb ram, 1.2ghz cpu, mac os 10.5.8, and 10.3.9

iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G4 1.2ghz, 1.25gb, 60gb
  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8

    I can't say for certain, but know that any speed bump you can achieve with an older computer like the iBook G4 is not insignificant.


    That said, a larger capacity drive, no matter the rpm, is going to help speed things up for you.


    I would guess that you would not notice a lot of difference, all things considered, except that your battery life is likely to increase with the 5400 rpm drive.


    Good luck with it.

  • Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4

    I agree with Ronda. I've run a 250 GB 7200 RPM in my one of my PowerBooks and it makes little difference in performance other than more drive space helps.

    Think that has a lot to do with the hardware configuration than anything.