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Noctilux.95
Apr 24, 2013, 02:26 PM
I have a brand new Seagate 250 GB 7200 RPM 2.5" HD that I would like to install on my Powerbook G4 1ghz (5,2) Aluminum keyboard. Is this possible?


Thanks



ihuman:D
Apr 24, 2013, 02:27 PM
IDE/ATA/PATA or SATA?

eyoungren
Apr 24, 2013, 02:48 PM
IDE/PATA - yes.
SATA - no. At least without an adapter, which can be difficult to fit.

Noctilux.95
Apr 24, 2013, 03:48 PM
IDE/PATA - yes.
SATA - no. At least without an adapter, which can be difficult to fit.

No sure. Here's a picture.

Goftrey
Apr 24, 2013, 03:51 PM
That's a SATA drive. And a pretty nice one at that. Unfortunately though, it won't work in your PowerBook unless you're willing to rip out the optical drive & install one of these (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2nd-SATA-Hard-Drive-Disk-HDD-Bay-Caddy-Adapter-Apple-PowerBook-G4-M9690LL-A-/400307912968?pt=US_Drive_Bay_Caddies&hash=item5d34360108). Even then though you won't be able to harness the power that the drive can put out - as it'd still run at IDE speeds.

Intell
Apr 24, 2013, 03:54 PM
If you do want a 7200rpm PATA drive, you're going to be paying a lot, if you can find one. They haven't been made in years and are getting pricey.

Goftrey
Apr 24, 2013, 03:56 PM
I'd forget the whole 7200rpm malarkey & go with something like a Scorpio Blue - reliable, fast & cheap (2nd hand) [link] (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Blue-160-GB-Internal-5400-RPM-6-35-cm-2-5-WD1600BEVE-/151029939638?pt=UK_Computing_HardDrives_RL&hash=item232a15fdb6&nma=true&si=bPpaCsjh7m1KDO4qElzDpAkkEt4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

eyoungren
Apr 24, 2013, 04:00 PM
No sure. Here's a picture.
Easy way to tell. Look below.

Noctilux.95
Apr 24, 2013, 04:03 PM
Easy way to tell. Look below.

Thanks guys!

California
Apr 25, 2013, 09:42 AM
Thanks guys!

Having owned a few 100gb Hitachi and Seagate PATA 2.5" 7200 RPMs they really are just as fast as the bigger 250gb and 320gb 5400 RPM drives because of the bigger platter size.