Is my ibook like..Dead? Answered
Well, apon leaving my ibook on for the past year or two almost non stop, I've come to the conclusion that perhaps the hard drive is a little deadish. Apps open really slow, and sometimes they lock up, VLC player can lock my mac up pretty easy depending on what I'm playing. Oh yeah, and for some reason java apps really bloats my mac down, does anyone find that? Like limewire or similar apps, it jacks my cpu's temp through through the roof. Now my itunes and it's 20 gig music collection won't open, well it does, but the spinning beachball thing appears, and shortly thereafter locks up finder and pretty much any other application I have open, even dock is hard to race to, to force quit it. Would it be worth it to go out and buy a 7200rpm drive instead of a regular 5400rpm laptop hd? I'm guessing I might actually get quite a performance boost, but I'm unsure if it's worth $120. Does anyone have any suggestions?