PowerBook HD Upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by grizzlybrice, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    grizzlybrice

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    I finally have some funds to fix my poor baby (Rev. B 12" Powerbook). It sadly died a long time ago from a failed HD, and now I am ready to fix her up so she can meet my G5.

    I have narrowed my decision down to a Samsung Spinpoint (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152032) and the Hitachi Travelstar (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146047). I am leaning towards the Spinpoint, more bang for buck, and I trust Samsung (have bought from them for years, so far so good).

    I was looking at the Western Digital Scorpios, but read that they have a clicking problem when installed in apple computers, and it has been remedied with an update on the PC but no go on the Mac.

    Just some thoughts and decisions before I take the plunge with the Spinpoint. I hear they are really quiet too.
    I will mainly be using this as a mobile solution for photography, so I am guessing that more HD space is better...

    Thanks :apple: (yay, apple icon!)

    gB
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    grizzlybrice

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    Well, with some heavy contemplation, I bought the Samsung drive. I'll let you all know how it is when it gets here :) .

    gB
     
  3. macrumors Core

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    good luck with the install! are you doing it yourself?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I bought a spinpoint a few months ago and haven't had any problems.
     

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