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Comment from: Frank Plank [Visitor]
Frank Plank

I won’t bother going in to much detail since I don’t think you’ll ever moderate your blog posts and see this, but I did the check you suggested and, indeed, the link is at 1.5Gbps with the 500GB drive. But this hard drive isn’t fast enough to saturate that, so having a link speed of 3Gbps wouldn’t have helped it.

On the upside, I hear changing the hard drive on this MacMini is *much* easier than in the past.

Vidia MCP89 AHCI:

Vendor: NVidia
Product: MCP89 AHCI
Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported


Capacity: 500.11 GB (500,107,862,016 bytes)
Revision: FH405B
Serial Number: 40EBF01QS
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Rotational Rate: 5400
Medium Type: Rotational
Bay Name: Lower
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
Writable: Yes
BSD Name: disk0s1
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 499.76 GB (499,763,888,128 bytes)
Available: 19.98 GB (19,979,071,488 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /

11/24/10 @ 21:25

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