What are my options for a 7200 RPM HD?

Hello all. I have a powerbook with the factory 100gb 5400rpm drive installed. Although i have recently did a fresh install of 10.5.6 and updated.

I am getting a little worried about space and speed issues as i am using this machine to trigger samples live and other smaller audio projects. I would like to either install a larger faster drive or a larger drive just to try and keep the amount of variables of something going wrong down at least by one.

I have heard that a drive starts to 'degrade in performance' sometimes when as little as 50% of the drive has been written to and although i am not actually writing to the disk in a live situation the disk is still spinning...

I have written the longest post known to man :. Anyway, thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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So what is the actual question?

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I do in fact have a powerbook so no SATA for me :( only (p)ATA aka ide.... anyway, i found bigger drives for use just no 7200 options... bummersville. Please let me know if you have any idea where i can find a 7200rpm PATA drive and thank you!

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It is true that performance decreases as you fill the drive. This is due mostly to the fact that information on the outside of the platters spins at a faster linear velocity than that at the inside and can thus be read more quickly.

As far as replacement options go, you can currently get a 500GB 7200 RPM drive but only if your machine is SATA. No 7200 RPM drives exist for PATA unfortunately.

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Hitachi makes a 100GB 7200 PATA drive.

http://micropartsusa.com/index.php?targe...

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Some of the measurements on that one look slightly off, it may not fit.

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check e-bay. i bought an Hitachi 80 gb, 7200 rpm recently for $80 which included shipping. they also offer larger (100 gb?-120gb?) for slightly more. works just fine

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@ rab777 - it's working in my powerbook as we speak.

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Okay, good to know, you can't always be sure about these things, 1 millimeter off and it doesn't fit in the case.

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