HD upgrade for 12" PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nien0029, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. nien0029 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone had success in upgrading their PB's hard drive with one of the newer Hitachi/IBM 2.5" 7200RPM HDs? Any effect on battery life?

    Having used a slower CPU and less memory iMac than my PowerBook, I have found the iMac much more responsive in loading programs and finding files which I believe mainly is due to the much faster HD speed. Anyone with comments, experiences or recommendations? Thanks!
     
  2. Apple][Forever macrumors regular

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    Well, kinda.

    It's a 12" iBook and a Fujitsu 5400RPM drive.

    It was kind of a pain to do, but not that bad if you're comfortable disassembling things. I assume, of course, that the PB is similar in construction to the iBook.

    I DID notice a speed increase after putting in the new drive. Unfortunately, I have no hard numbers on how MUCH faster it is... but at least on a non-scientific level, the machine FEELS faster.

    newegg.com is where I got my drive, and they have good selection and prices.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

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    i just did my ibook and it's friking hard

    get somone more competent to do it if your not up to it
     
  4. nien0029 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Souljas macrumors regular

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    did it make a big difference?????
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    nah i had to remove it and put it ain a 2.5"caddy to get my importent school work of it because my mobo failed (yes i tryed firewire target disk mode it did not work)

    no upgrade for me i'm still in parent debt for my ipod
     

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