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Mar 8, 2008, 10:46 PM
I have a 2004 iBook G4 (933) with a 40 GB drive and want to see what I can upgrade to. With the exception of drive space, it works great otherewise. Do I have to replace it with the same Fujitsu 40 GB drive or can I go up to something like a Seagate 80 or 120 GB?

Mar 9, 2008, 12:43 AM
Yes, you can upgrade to a new drive. It will only recognize a maximum of 137GB due to lack of LBA48 support, though.

Before actually buying a new drive, I suggest you review the procedure at http://ifixit.com . It's not the easiest job... I've already sworn off ever opening up another white iBook.

Sage Harupyuia
Mar 9, 2008, 10:34 AM
just finished reading the iBook G4 hdd replacement guide.

Really makes the Macbook Pro's hdd replacement seem like child's play compared to the G4. ;)

Mar 9, 2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the input. I'm happy to know I can take it to a Mac repair shop and put in a 120GB drive.