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ktbubster
Oct 7, 2007, 09:27 PM
I know this may be an incredibly stupid question, but i seem to find conflicting things... but i want to replace an ibook g3 harddrive and i was wondering what exact specs I need to have with the harddrive for it to work.

would this harddrive work?

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-5400RPM-9-5mm-Notebook-Drive/dp/B000I4PENG/ref=sr_1_8/104-7013999-5099904?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1191810155&sr=8-8

also, are there any good suggestions of a good place to get good prices on harddrives and particular brands/types to get.

I am perfectly happy with a 5400 rpm drive. Just looking for something 60gb or larger for under 100 dollars.

Thanks in advance.



Sun Baked
Oct 7, 2007, 09:34 PM
Should be able to run up to a 120GB PATA drive in the 2.5" size, the SATA drives won't work.

And depending on the iBook, the revision of the chipset may or may not limit you to 127GB.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/iBook-G3-12-Inch/HD-Replacement/50/13/

MacMan33
Oct 7, 2007, 10:07 PM
I just replaced my wifes G3 ibook with a 120gig HD 5400 and it rocks for her, much more space than the 30gig factory release. 80 for the drive. not bad

squeeks
Oct 7, 2007, 10:07 PM
the ibook g3s are a PAIN IN THE BUTT to get apart, i tried, gave up after step 36...there was a screw in an impossible place to get to that i had to remove, so i said eff it and put it back together...the ifixit guide shows its accessible by opening the optical guide, yeah the optical drive completely blocks it...at least on mine