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How much HDD space can I put in this powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cmm, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. cmm
    macrumors 6502a

    #1
  2. Moderator emeritus

    #2
    There is a thread on this somewhere but I believe the 12 inch machines are limited to an 80 GB drive.

    I would suggest buying from OtherWorld Computing.
     
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    ozontheroad

    #3
    I have a 12" 867MHz PowerBook (older than yours) with a 120 GB Western Digital Scorpio 5400 RPM and 8 mb cache

    You should check out the Western Digital and Seagate offerings.

    Western Digital "Scorpio"

    Seagate "Momentus"

    If you want to notice extra performance go with at least 5400 RPM and be sure to get the ones with 8 mb cache

    You need to buy a 2.5" ATA hard drive
     
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    CrackedButter

    #4
    I don't think that is true, but you're unsure so I won't press it. But I wonder what would limit the 12" PB in regard to HD space? I was under the impression that as long as its PATA and its a 2.5" drive, it wouldn't matter.
     
  5. macrumors Core

    #5
    check out www.pbfixit.com for guides.

    i've taken apart and put back together my 12" powerbook in order to put in a new hard drive. as long as you take your time, have the proper tools and are careful its not that bad.
     
  6. cmm
    macrumors 6502a

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    Are they hard to install?
     

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