Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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It works...and it's fast, too.

The iMac went together with no apparent trouble, and seems to run fine.

It's quicker, too. The drive that was in it originally was a Maxtor DiamondMax D540X. The new drive is an IBM Deskstar 120GXP. Maxtor? 5400 RPM, 12 millisecond average seek time, 43.4 MB/second internal transfer rate. IBM? 7200 RPM, 8.5 millisecond average seek time, 74 MB/second internal transfer rate. Yes, it does make a noticeable difference.

The IBM is noisier than the Maxtor, but I'll put up with that happily. Especially with 59.64 GB free space.

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