View Full Version : Harddrive swap from powerbook 12" to macbook pro?

Jan 30, 2008, 06:57 PM

I upgraded the hard drive in my macbook pro and I am wondering if it will fit in an old powerbook 12"....



Jan 30, 2008, 07:08 PM
i don't think so-- isn't the macbook pro a tad larger?

Jan 30, 2008, 07:59 PM
To my recollection the MBP uses a sata drive, while the older powerbooks used an ATA connection; which are entirely different interface connectors. I'm afraid they won't be interchangeable.

Jan 31, 2008, 01:00 AM
hmmmmm.... thanks....

got the little powerbook, it's very cute. an old cute beater.

anyways, is it hard to find a new harddrive for this laptop? just any laptop hd that is ATA?

also, is there a cheaper way to get ram for this thing, other then crucial (107$)?


Jan 31, 2008, 11:56 AM
Yeah, I had a powerbook 12" and it was a great machine. I still miss the size and portability to this day, and sometimes regret selling it.

Any 2.5" ATA drive should work. I would take a look at Newegg for the ram and hard drive, as I've always had excellent dealings with them. They have a crucial 1GB stick on sale right now for $59.99, that is the right speed for your powerbook. Good Luck!