Question about G4 powerbook harddrive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cable, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. cable
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    macrumors newbie

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    I've had a g4 powerbook since they came out in 03.

    I have a 12' with a 60gb harddrive.

    I notice now the newer versions offer 100 gb harddrives.

    Can I upgrade to a newer larger harddrive?


    Is this something I can buy from a website, and install myself?

    any help will do thanks
     
  2. Duff-Man
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    Duff-Man says...In theory, yes you can upgrade the hard drive yourself...but whether you should depends on how comfortable (and competent) you are working inside a laptop. Doing it yourself will of course void any AppleCare warranty you may have. If you want to see what is involved, have a look at this article at xlr8yourmac.com and see for yourself - they list it as for "advanced" users....oh yeah!
     
  3. Eevee
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    Cable,

    It's possible, but why don't you just get an external harddrive? There are so many portable ones out there. This might be the safest way to go.
     
  4. superbovine
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    You can get the instruction from google to upgrade your harddrive. considering your have a 12" it is sorta a pain.
     
  5. carbonmotion
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    please get a apple certified tech to do it
     
  6. cable
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    well I already have a 180gb external drive.

    I want an internal because I'm constantly deleting things to add new things in my iTunes or wherever.

    I have 55gb of disc space on this 12inch, and I want an ipod with 60 gigs or so and I cant really do that.

    I have a friend whos an apple tech who will help me, i don't really care about apple care since mine is almost up.

    Does anyone know the LARGEST size internal hard drive i can get for this 12 inch powerbook??

    if so can you link me to one i can buy?

    thanks
     
  7. Wyvernspirit
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    Silly Question, but why don't you move your iTunes library to the External HD?


    The largest HD for a laptop right now is 100GB, I believe.

    Here is one possibility.

    I guess there is a new 120GB drive mentioned on the board.
     

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