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Arti77
11th February 2005, 10:27 AM
Hi All,

I want to update the 30 gig disk in my G4 ibook 1.25 to something bigger. But I dont want to get a hot and noisy disk. Does any one have any recomendations to the best brand 2.5 inch disk? Preferably cool and quiet. I am looking at a 60 gig or 80 gig drive. I dont really want the fan to come on all the time, currently it is quiet and rarelly spins up.

Any Sugestions? Any one upgraded lately?

Thanks

Attila

iluvmymactoo
11th February 2005, 12:24 PM
As far as I am aware if you want quiet you'll have to stick with the 4200rpm. I upgraded to a 5400rpm HDD and late at night when all is quiet you can hear a "ssshhh" sound as the HDD spins.

I wouldn't say it runs hotter as my fan rarely comes on.

purana
11th February 2005, 12:38 PM
80gb 4200rpm would be ok.. after all its what shipped in my powerbook 15" 1.25ghz..

I also have a 60gb 4200rpm model.. Same manufacturer and series.. Just smaller version in a generic fw/usb2 case..

They still get warm, but certainly not loud like something with a higher rpm :)

Arti77
11th February 2005, 12:40 PM
What brands do you guys have?

Attila

suryo
11th February 2005, 01:15 PM
I bought a 40GB Fujitsu about a year ago. I've found it to be pretty quiet - even in an external Firewire case.

purana
11th February 2005, 01:25 PM
Fujitsu MHT2060AT and MHT2080AT (the first one being in firewire/usb2 case and second being the drive that shipped in my powerbook).

Can't fault neither of them :) Thats why I bought the 60gb one, as my powerbook one was acceptable for what it does. Sure higher RPM would be nice, but the powerbook still sustains 8mb/s or higher in network ethernet file transfers.