Harddrive swap from powerbook 12" to macbook pro?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by whyrichard, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    I upgraded the hard drive in my macbook pro and I am wondering if it will fit in an old powerbook 12"....


    ....?



    thanks,
    r.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    marykay9507

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    i don't think so-- isn't the macbook pro a tad larger?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    To my recollection the MBP uses a sata drive, while the older powerbooks used an ATA connection; which are entirely different interface connectors. I'm afraid they won't be interchangeable.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    hmmmmm.... thanks....


    got the little powerbook, it's very cute. an old cute beater.


    anyways, is it hard to find a new harddrive for this laptop? just any laptop hd that is ATA?

    also, is there a cheaper way to get ram for this thing, other then crucial (107$)?


    thanks,
    r.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I had a powerbook 12" and it was a great machine. I still miss the size and portability to this day, and sometimes regret selling it.

    Any 2.5" ATA drive should work. I would take a look at Newegg for the ram and hard drive, as I've always had excellent dealings with them. They have a crucial 1GB stick on sale right now for $59.99, that is the right speed for your powerbook. Good Luck!
     

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