PowerBook G4 new HD - What to get ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by EarthDawn, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    EarthDawn

    #1
    I want to upgrade my HD but am a little uncertain as to what will fit ?

    I found a couple at Office Max... and i am only looking at retail places like this so that if it is DOA I can simply drive over and swap it instead of mailing it back and waiting.

    Western Digital 320GB EIDE
    160GB
    2.5 1/8H Plug-in Module
    Manufacturer Part Number: ST9160821A-RK
    Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
    Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 44-pin IDC Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) IDE/EIDE
    Dimensions: 0.4 Height x 2.8 Width x 3.9 Depth
    Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
    Weight: 0.2 lb
    Data Transfer Rate: 100MBps External Maximum Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
    44MBps Internal

    or

    Seagate 160GB Internal PATA Drive
    160GB
    2.5 1/8H Plug-in Module
    Manufacturer Part Number: ST9160821A-RK
    Warranty 5 Year(s) Limited
    Interfaces/Ports: 1 x 44-pin IDC Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) IDE/EIDE
    Dimensions: 0.4 Height x 2.8 Width x 3.9 Depth
    Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
    Weight: 0.2 lb
    Data Transfer Rate: 100MBps External Maximum Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
    44MBps Internal

    Like I said... I am not worried about saving a couple dollars by mail order I just want to be able to exchange the HD if it is DOA.

    I really appreciate any help !

    PS. this is not my main computer and it does not need huge storage. Speed, less heat and quiet is best.
    :D

    Alos, its a PowerBook G4 12"
    w/ OS X 10.4.11
    1.33 GHz Power PC G4
    768 MB DDR SDRAM
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    My Toshiba Hard-drive died in my 12" Powerbook G4 1Ghz in the middle of last year. I replaced it with a Seagate Momentus 2.5" drive and have been very happy with it.

    Any 2.5" 5200rpm ATA drive should fit into the 12" Powerbook.

    Personally, I would go for the Seagate. Generally, I have heard they are one of the most reliable of HD makers.
     

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