Powerbook G3 Hard Drive

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  1. Broad1010, Sep 24, 2011
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    macrumors newbie

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    I want to put a bigger hard drive in my Powerbook G3 (Bronze Keyboard)
    Can i put a 80gb 2.5" SATA in.

    Thanks

    Neil
     
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    bizzle

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    No. The hard drive is PATA.
     
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    cocacolakid

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    PATA is also called IDE. If you do an eBay search usually more of the drives are listed as IDE.

    A modern SATA drive has a different connector and will not work.

    Most of the older G3 Powerbooks, perhaps all, can only recognize up to 120gb hard drives, so don't buy one larger than that. Otherwise any IDE/PATA hd will work.

    Which model Powerbook do you have? Pismo, Lombard, Wall Street, etc.?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I have the Lombard model i hope to fit a new HD later today.

    Neil
     

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