Recommended Powerbook hard drives

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    hI,

    With the arrival of Tiger I thinking of getting a faster hard drive for my Powerbook.But I have 2 problems:

    1)I am looking for a 7200rpm drive, but are they available in sizes bigger than 60gb, if so please give me a link.

    2)How do I do a clean install of Tiger, is it as easy as put in new hard drive, boot laptop, insert Tiger disk?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    1. Seagate announced 7200 RPM laptop drives; 100 GB is the largest.

    2. Yes.
     
  3. gangst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Really? When did they announce that? That's brilliant news!
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Personally I would go with a toshiba users report the best experience installing the toshibas at xlr8yourmac.com. Some other drives don't quite fit sometimes.
     
  6. daveL macrumors 68020

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    A couple weeks ago. I have the 60 GB 7200 RPM Hitachi drive in my TiBook. Works great.
     
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  8. ArmouredGuitar macrumors member

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    I got a segate 100GB running at 5400 in my titan PB and its been perfect to me
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Isn't this Seagate the same one that had several threads about noise concerns when it first came out? The conclusion, IIRC, is that it makes a noise that some found off-putting, but is not dangerous and does not warrant concern (I think its a noise like a little metal ball dropping on a table). Anyway, I tried to find the big thread about this, but I couldn't....
     
  10. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    I have the 5400rpm 100gb seagate in my powerbook and I don't hear a thing from it. Might have been a bad batch or something. Seagate also came out with a 120gb model. Don't know if that is 7200rpm or not. Got the Hitachi Travelstar 60gb 7200rpm in my TiBook and it is awesome. So basically any 2.5" hard drive will work. Always get the fastest and largest hard drive you can afford. Better to get faster than larger if on a budget though.
     
  11. panphage macrumors 6502

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    I've got the stock 100GB HDD in my powerbook, the part number looks like a Seagate. I hear this sound all the damn time. It's really weird.
     
  12. EGT macrumors 68000

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    From what i've read, there is a strange noise when the drive heads park themselves which is fairly normal.
     
  13. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on getting a new powerbook with the new revision, hopefully in June, and would like to upgrade to a 7200rpm drive.

    Does that void my warranty????? Is it something I can do myself? I'm no tech genius, but I know my way around a computer.
     

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