New PowerBook hard drive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jensepollense, Mar 11, 2007.

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    jensepollense

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    Is it possible to change the 12" PowerBook's internal hard drive with something bigger?

    Thanks
     
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    shu82

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    jonharris200

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    I did an upgrade on a 17" PowerBook a few years ago when the hard disk died.

    It took some time and was pretty scary, but with patience, an anti-static wrist strap and lots of Google searches I did it. I had no further problems with my upgraded machine from that point on.

    Back then, I couldn't find any one place that told me everything I needed to know - I ended up translating a web page from Japanese! :)

    You can certainly do this kind of surgery, just be aware that it's not necessarily straightforward for the average user (like me).
     
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    If your after speed and not capacity I would run a Hitachi 7200k.
    That is assuming that you don't have tons of data on the disk. I run big drive externally and use a 7200 rpm drive in my MBP. I will be installing a 160 in my MB.

    If your drive has tons of data then the density of your data on a 5400k drive is greater than a 7200k drive that is half full and your transfer rates with be equal to or greater than the 7200k drive. I hope I am making sense?
     
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    If your hard drive hasn't died i would recommend buying an external :D Much safer.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Easy to do, but you have to be pretty familiar with what you are doing. If you do, get a Seagate, much better than Hitachi, warranty wise and it is one of the best rated HD also. 7200 120 Seagate Momentus from OWC
     

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