[ltp] quieter harddrive for the thinkpad 240?
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:52:41 -0400
On 10/17/03 07:59:16, Charles E Taylor IV wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 05:13:50 -0400
> Kacper Wysocki <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Is it possible to get a quieter harddrive for the 240? Or are all
> > laptop harddrives that loud? Does a standard laptop harddrive fit?
> Any 9mm hard drive should fit. I upgraded the drive in my 240 to a
> 5400 RPM Hitachi, and it's WONDERFUL.
> #hdparm -t -T /dev/hda
> Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 1.54 seconds = 83.12 MB/sec
> Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 2.70 seconds = 23.70 MB/sec
> This drive's currently in a 366 MHz 240.
> It's several times faster than the original hard drive (very
> speed boost loading all applications) and almost completely silent.
> drive cost a little over$100US. I bought the drive off Ebay.
Nice! I'll start looking for a 9mm laptop harddrive on ebay right away.
My 6GB drive, besides being super-loud, has these timings on a Celeron
333 tp240 with 192MB of RAM:
`hdparm -tT /dev/hda`
Timing buffer-cache reads: 308 MB in 2.01 seconds = 153.23 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 30 MB in 3.16 seconds = 9.49 MB/sec
I'm guessing the higher value in the buffer-cache reads in my results
is due to more RAM on my tp..?