largest ide ata laptop drive is 160gb? For iBook

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  1. macrumors 68040

    California

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    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?
     
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  3. macrumors 68040

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    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. macrumors 68040

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    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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