POWERBOOK G4 HARDDRIVE HELP!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by alch, May 22, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 22, 2005
    #1
    Hi,

    My powerbook's (bought 2 years ago) original 30GB hard drive died yesterday
    .. the OS can not recoginze the hard drive now :( So, the HD must be died, right???

    If it is, I am looking for a replacement, 30GB or larger. my question is:

    Are the harddrive for PC notbook (ATA 100 5400 rpm) compatible with Powerbook? Is the firmware same as for PC and MAC?
    If so, I will just come to Staples and pick up one regular ATA100 notebook drive and try to replace it by myself (is it difficult?).

    Thanks!

    -alch
     
  2. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2004
    Location:
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #2
    Notbook? :D

    Yes, the Powerbook will take a 9.5mm thick, 2.5" ATA hard drive. PC, Mac, they're all the same. I like the Seagate Momentus series with the 5 year warranty.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    Jul 17, 2004
    #3
    TiBook-- not too hard
    AlBook-- harder
    iBook-- freakin' hard
     

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