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Ibook g3 500mhz with external fw 400 hdd

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by waloshin, Feb 28, 2009.

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    waloshin

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    Would going for a 7200rpm with 16mb cache be worth buying for an ibook g3 500mhz dual usb 640mb's ram...

    The reason why i ask is because i was installing ram and dropped a screw inside, i spent a long time trying to get the machine apart and couldn't exceed without feeling like i was going to brake the plastic. So i was wondering would running the main os, from a OWC mercury on the go pro harddrive be worth it? Would the firewire 400 port power the drive, and can this ibook boot from it?

    Preferably this one:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MS4U7320GB16/

    Thanks
     

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