Powerbook G4 SSD MOD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jat543, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. jat543 macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2007
    Hey guys, I just purchased an old powerbook g4 12 incher as a backup/fool around laptop (I use a MBP 2.4 4gig) for my main one and i was thinking what i could do to spice it up a little, so i thought about swapping the old HD for a 64 gig SSD. I was wondering if the SSD would fit and connect properly (i know it uses SATA but im not sure what the 12 inch uses). Anybody happen to know the answer?
  2. akindy macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    The 12" Powerbook G4 uses IDE, not SATA for it's hard drive.
  3. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    It uses Ultra ATA (UATA)

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  4. akindy macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    IDE, ATA, UATA... You say Tomato I say... tomato?
  5. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    I am really interested in that too, can it be done by

    a. an adaptor from ata to sata?

    b. an ata ssd?

    c. any other way someone might come up with even taking the damn combo drive out.

    HEHYYYYY guysss
  6. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    great find there patrix, was wondering though about the speed of this thing, as speed and reliability vary vastly between ssd to ssd to the extend that you might be even better off with an hd instead, still a good find that we ll have to look into it to see how it goes.

    Any other reason why it would not work with the powerbook:confused:?

    Can you guys find the specs for this transcend ssd?
  7. Lounge Deluxe macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    These Transend ssd's tend to be extremely slow, so I wouldn't spend my money on them.

    If it must be a ssd then look for a Mtron Mobi 3025, they're build with SLC and perform very well (my Mac Mini has a 32GB one installed).

    I don't think there's any room in a PowerBook for such an adapter.
  8. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    won't it fit if you remove the combo drive?

    anyone else here modded it?

    btw, I ve heard bad stuff about the transcend too.

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