advice on new hard drive purchase for my powerbook...

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  1. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Okay I am in need of the expierenced, seasoned mac guys on here on finding which hard drive is best for my powerbook. Its a 667 powerbook g4 (rev. c). I have looked around but im not sure which one is generally better then the rest... which brand that is. Should I go with travelstar, western digital or maxtor or anything else for that matter? I am looking at the 60gb ones and at least a 40 gb with 5400 speed.... and i am willing to spend a little over 200 bucks. Thanks for any help you all are able to provide.
     
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    dang seems like im talking to myself... dont mean to! heh

    can anyone vouch if the HITACHI TravelStar 60 GB is good or not? should i not go with hitachi?
     
  4. rjrufo macrumors regular

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    I believe that the origional HD in the PB's are the Travelstar, though I could be wrong. I really can't help much more than that, since I've not yet purchased a new HD for mine.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    But it was probably called an IBM drive back then, seems Hitachi is making the transition to their own name now.
     
  6. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Check out this test for performance numbers comparing 7200vs5400vs4200 rpm drives.

    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/IDE/hitachi_travelstar60GB_7200/travelstar60GB_7200rpm.html

    You can get the 60gb 7200rpm drive for about $250 US and it would be the best choice if you wanted more performance.

    Otherwise if performance is not too much of a concern get either a 4200 or 5400 rpm drive in the largest size you see fit (they come with a 3 year warranty).
     
  7. krossfyter thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah thanks i think im going to go with that hitachi 60gb 7200 drive. its what i need.
     

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