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02-12-2001, 11:55 AM
good morning...

anybody have an idea as to how a stock G4 10GB hard drive (7200 rpm maxtor i believe) compares in performance to those offered on the gurus ide pages?



02-12-2001, 12:35 PM
don't think the 10 Gb were 7200 rpm drives.

The Maxtor and IBM drives in the new G4s should be around 30Mb sec. The 10Gb probably around 15Mb a sec.


02-12-2001, 06:37 PM
If I had a nickel for every time I posted this link:
http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/action.lasso?-dat abase=faq.fp3&-layout=FaqList&-response=answer.faq.lasso&-recordID=33172&-search (http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/action.lasso?-database=faq.fp3&-layout=FaqList&-response=answer.faq.lasso&-recordID=33172&-search)

Has a FAQ and a link to an ATTO screenshot of how fast the stock ATA/66 bus and a stock G4/450 WD 20GB IDE drive is. Good for starters. You are looking at 22MB/sec sustained and 40+ for peak.

I believe that theck drive is a Maxtor DiamondMax. But not the Plus version. The Plus is a 1-4 platter 7200RPM line....Maxtor's high-end IDE. The DiamondMax is a 3-4 platter 5400RPM unit. Now, if we are right and the drive is a 5400RPM model, then we are in business.

[This message has been edited by Dogstarman (edited 12 February 2001).]