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Mr_Brightside_@
Jan 2, 2007, 08:44 PM
Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my hard drive (I'm down to a gig) and was looking at the following:
Fujitsu
(http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011317&cid=HD.517)
Toshiba
(http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=012051&cid=HD.517)
Western Digital
(http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=011284&cid=HD.517)
They all have essentially the same specs, just wondering if one is superior to another. Also, there's a SATA Western Digital one, it won't work right? If there's a better retailer that'll ship to Canada, I'd like to hear about it too please. (Not TigerDirect, unless the price is really good, their shipping is high.)
Thanks!



sorryiwasdreami
Jan 2, 2007, 08:48 PM
I replaced a hard drive in an iBook G4 using a guide available at this site.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/

Sata HD's won't work. However, my experience with a regular IDE Western Digital drive worked out great.

Mr_Brightside_@
Jan 2, 2007, 08:51 PM
I replaced a hard drive in an iBook G4 using a guide available at this site.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/

Sata HD's won't work. However, my experience with a regular IDE Western Digital drive worked out great.
I forgot about ifixit... but the three hds with links will work right?

T-Stex
Jan 2, 2007, 09:55 PM
I forgot about ifixit... but the three hds with links will work right?

Those three look like they should work just fine. Basically, you just do not want a SATA HD for an iBook.

T-Stex
Jan 2, 2007, 10:01 PM
As far as the three hard drives above are concerned, I'd probably trust the Western Digital drive more than the other two. I've never had any problems with the WD drives I've owned, but I know that some people don't like them as much as other brands. If possible, I'd go with a Seagate drive. I feel like they're probably the most reliable brand, and I'd trust them the most, if you can find a retailer that has a good deal on them.

California
Jan 2, 2007, 10:26 PM
Toshiba's 16mb cache 5400 rpm drives are almost as fast as 7200rpm drives, so go for that. They do sell 8mb cache drives, don't mix them up.