Have you always been able to upgrade the 12" ibook to an 80G hd

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by martin1000, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. martin1000 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Just checked the Apple store and was looking at the options for hard drives for the base 12" ibook. I don't remember being able to upgrade to an 80G hd. But it's an option now.

    Is this new?
  2. Nutsaboutmacs macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2005
    Yesterdays News!

    The 12" Powerbooks have been shipping with 80 GB hard drives for some time! I bought mine in September 2004, and ordered the 80GB drive. So to answer your question politely: Certainly, the opportunity has been apparent to the watchful eye for quite some time! Greetz from "old Europe"!

    nutsaboutmacs :D
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yes, but not for the iBooks. :( I think it came in one of the recent updates...but definitely no, you were not always able to. It was 30/40/60 at launch.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, mkrishnan's on the ball, it was the last update. Of course, that's just for the Apple Store, I've got an 80 gig hard drive in my 800MHz G4 iBook.
  5. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    It's not that new, it's been there since they were last updated. I remember looking at upgrading to a 40GB drive, and the option was not there. 30, 60, and 80 were it. I assume it'll be 40, 60, and 80 in the next version.
  6. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    In 2003, when I got my iB G3 900Mhz the biggest HD you can get was 60G.

    They were able to go bigger because of the G4 processor... I think --- ;)

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