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princealfie
Mar 8, 2006, 09:21 AM
Just wondering what the largest hard drive I can stick in a Tangerine iBook. I would think 128 GB because of the limitations on the addressing? I was thinking about installing a enormous hard drive on mine!



redeye be
Mar 8, 2006, 10:34 AM
I put a 40 GB disk in my clamshell. So go ahead, try it out ;)

There is a height limitation on the hard drive, it must be 9.5mm, some laptop hard drives are 12.5mm.
from this thread. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=153204)

Here's (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/49.0.0.html) a nice guide to help you trough.
They do list a 120 Gb drive as a possible upgrade for the clamshell.

Good Luck

disconap
Mar 9, 2006, 12:31 PM
Just wondering what the largest hard drive I can stick in a Tangerine iBook. I would think 128 GB because of the limitations on the addressing? I was thinking about installing a enormous hard drive on mine!

There are three ways to circumvent the 128 ceiling:

1. install a PCI adapter that will read the space (not an option in ibooks, obviously)

2. Buy an external drive.

3. http://www.speedtools.com/ATA6.shtml -- This says "All G3s", so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work with a Clamshell.

Good luck! Let us know how it turns out...