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iBook G4 hard drive replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Mr_Brightside_@, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my hard drive (I'm down to a gig) and was looking at the following:


    Western Digital

    They all have essentially the same specs, just wondering if one is superior to another. Also, there's a SATA Western Digital one, it won't work right? If there's a better retailer that'll ship to Canada, I'd like to hear about it too please. (Not TigerDirect, unless the price is really good, their shipping is high.)
  2. macrumors 6502a


    I replaced a hard drive in an iBook G4 using a guide available at this site.


    Sata HD's won't work. However, my experience with a regular IDE Western Digital drive worked out great.
  3. macrumors 65816


    I forgot about ifixit... but the three hds with links will work right?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Those three look like they should work just fine. Basically, you just do not want a SATA HD for an iBook.
  5. macrumors 6502

    As far as the three hard drives above are concerned, I'd probably trust the Western Digital drive more than the other two. I've never had any problems with the WD drives I've owned, but I know that some people don't like them as much as other brands. If possible, I'd go with a Seagate drive. I feel like they're probably the most reliable brand, and I'd trust them the most, if you can find a retailer that has a good deal on them.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Toshiba's 16mb cache 5400 rpm drives are almost as fast as 7200rpm drives, so go for that. They do sell 8mb cache drives, don't mix them up.

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