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EarthDawn
Mar 4, 2008, 09:17 AM
I want to upgrade my HD but am a little uncertain as to what will fit ?

I found a couple at Office Max... and i am only looking at retail places like this so that if it is DOA I can simply drive over and swap it instead of mailing it back and waiting.

Western Digital 320GB EIDE
160GB
2.5 1/8H Plug-in Module
Manufacturer Part Number: ST9160821A-RK
Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 44-pin IDC Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) IDE/EIDE
Dimensions: 0.4 Height x 2.8 Width x 3.9 Depth
Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
Weight: 0.2 lb
Data Transfer Rate: 100MBps External Maximum Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
44MBps Internal

or

Seagate 160GB Internal PATA Drive
160GB
2.5 1/8H Plug-in Module
Manufacturer Part Number: ST9160821A-RK
Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 44-pin IDC Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) IDE/EIDE
Dimensions: 0.4 Height x 2.8 Width x 3.9 Depth
Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
Weight: 0.2 lb
Data Transfer Rate: 100MBps External Maximum Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
44MBps Internal

Like I said... I am not worried about saving a couple dollars by mail order I just want to be able to exchange the HD if it is DOA.

I really appreciate any help !

PS. this is not my main computer and it does not need huge storage. Speed, less heat and quiet is best.
:D

Alos, its a PowerBook G4 12"
w/ OS X 10.4.11
1.33 GHz Power PC G4
768 MB DDR SDRAM



tony-in-japan
Mar 4, 2008, 09:35 AM
My Toshiba Hard-drive died in my 12" Powerbook G4 1Ghz in the middle of last year. I replaced it with a Seagate Momentus 2.5" drive and have been very happy with it.

Any 2.5" 5200rpm ATA drive should fit into the 12" Powerbook.

Personally, I would go for the Seagate. Generally, I have heard they are one of the most reliable of HD makers.