View Full Version : HD Bit the Dust (iBook G4) - Need Replacement HD

May 3, 2008, 01:26 AM
The internal HD in my iBook G4 bit the dust. Iím looking for recommendations for a replacement HD? I would like to get a higher quality internal HD, probably 100-120GB.

Iím also wondering just how much extra heat a 7200rpm internal HD would create? The HD that came with my iBook (purchased June, 2004), a 60GB (I believe 5400rpm), gets pretty hot, so I have to keep a small fan blowing under the iBook which sits on an iCurve.

May 5, 2008, 02:13 AM
The 7200 RPM drives will produce more heat and I'm pretty sure every iBook came with a 4200 RPM drive by default, so a good 5400 RPM drive will be a step up and probably about as efficient as the 4200 RPM drive you have now.

Personally I'd recommend a Travelstar drive. I used to prefer those and Seagate drives, but since Seagate moved manufacturing to China I'm not sure if they are as reliable as they used to be. Newegg.com usually has some good deals. Be sure to get ATA or PATA, not SATA!