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Mount un-mountable external Firewire drives
Authored by: stetner on Feb 06, '04 09:12:08PM

I too would be very wary of this as a 7200 rpm drive is likely to throw much more heat than the iBook is designed to handle.

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re: 7200rpm drive
Authored by: NeutronMonk on Feb 07, '04 09:03:30AM
This is probably turning into what properly should be a forum thread... I'll still post a quick comment on the 7200rpm Hitachi drive. I've successfully installed this drive into a 550MHz Gigabit Ethernet G4 Tibook, and I love it. There are absolutely no heat issues, and the drive is virtually silent. While I haven't done any proper benchmarking, drive intensive tasks seem quite a bit faster than before, as should be expected. One caveat: again, although I didn't do any before/after benchmarking, it seems to me that I've lost some 10-20% of my battery life- while no big deal for me, for some it might be an issue. Here is a review of this drive, along with links to aritcles on how to install it.

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