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Broad1010
Sep 24, 2011, 12:44 PM
I want to put a bigger hard drive in my Powerbook G3 (Bronze Keyboard)
Can i put a 80gb 2.5" SATA in.

Thanks

Neil



bizzle
Sep 24, 2011, 12:58 PM
No. The hard drive is PATA.

cocacolakid
Sep 24, 2011, 02:48 PM
PATA is also called IDE. If you do an eBay search usually more of the drives are listed as IDE.

A modern SATA drive has a different connector and will not work.

Most of the older G3 Powerbooks, perhaps all, can only recognize up to 120gb hard drives, so don't buy one larger than that. Otherwise any IDE/PATA hd will work.

Which model Powerbook do you have? Pismo, Lombard, Wall Street, etc.?

Broad1010
Sep 25, 2011, 03:22 AM
PATA is also called IDE. If you do an eBay search usually more of the drives are listed as IDE.

A modern SATA drive has a different connector and will not work.

Most of the older G3 Powerbooks, perhaps all, can only recognize up to 120gb hard drives, so don't buy one larger than that. Otherwise any IDE/PATA hd will work.

Which model Powerbook do you have? Pismo, Lombard, Wall Street, etc.?

Thanks

I have the Lombard model i hope to fit a new HD later today.

Neil