Is this Western Digital hard drive compatible with my iBook g4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Vinnie_vw, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at upgrading the internal hard drive on my iBook G4, 12", 1,33 Ghz. and found this one:

    Western Digital 2.5" 160GB WD1600BEVE PATA 5400 8mb

    The question is whether it will fit? Is there a site, preferably independant, which lists compatible hard drives for Mac laptops?

    Also, if I buy an external enclosure, can I clone my current hard drive to it, with partitions and all, and have the Mac-store just stick it in without having to re-install Tiger?

    If so, what software would I need to use to clone it?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    samh004

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    I believe they come in two sizes, 9.5mm and 12mm and you need 9.5mm, I think.

    And that drive is 9.5mm tall, so it will fit:

    Metric Height 9.5 ±0.20 mm
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, great. I was afraid I needed some kind of "special" for Mac model.
     

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