1. Welcome to the new MacRumors forums. See our announcement and read our FAQ

12" Powerbook HD replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dreil, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Hey guys

    I have a 12" Powerbook (DVI) and its hard drive just bit the dust (SMART failed) (and its out of AppleCare). I ordered a new HD from newegg, not noticing that it was 3.5" instead of 2.5". Anyways...I'm looking to make sure that I get a hard drive that's compatible.

    The HD specs on the original are: 40GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

    Should I try to get a bigger HD?

    Will this work, or will it be too hot at 7200 RPM?

  2. dcv
    macrumors G3

    This is a UK site offering Mac upgrades but it might give you an idea of which drives are compatible.

    Good luck with fitting the drive; I've heard it's an incredibly fiddly and difficult task!

Share This Page