largest ide ata laptop drive is 160gb? For iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by California, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    I'm a die hard PPCer. I know I will upgrade within two years but for now, I have an iBook and I want to max it out.

    What is the largest Hard drive available for ATA or PATA iBook drives?

    The best I can figure is 160gb, 5400rpms.

    How come they don't make 200gbs for older laptops?
  2. macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    wow thanks I had no idea they made 250gb ata laptop drives!

    But NOW...

    I want to know...

    What is the FASTEST parallel ata laptop drive? From Bare Feats, it looks like this Western Digital250gb may be faster than the existing p ata champ, the Travelstar Hitachi 100gb 7200 rpm ata drive?

    Does anyone know? I think because the 250gb is larger, it is still faster even though it is 5400 rpm? THANKS if anyone knows.
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Just wanted to say I replaced the 7200rpm 100gb laptop hard drive with a 250gb Western Digital 5400rpm in my Powerbook 1.5ghz 12" G4. it is driving a 23" ACD through its mini dvi port as we speak and I type.

    I notice only the slightest of lags and I mean slightest, in loading pages. Really not noticeable. Love the fact it is so much more storage. Had to reset Leopard Time machine though as I only cloned the old drive through disk utility.

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