Replacement harddrive for new powerbook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ooagentbender, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. ooagentbender macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if there are after market hard drives for the powerbooks that are larger than 60gigs. I know ther would probably be expensive considering their size but stupid questions are my strong suite.

    Take it easy.
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

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    as far as i know, 60 gb is the largest internal drive that will fit a tibook.
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I think currently 60GB is the biggest available for internal usage...

    I don't think an 80GB is too far off though...but I'm not completely down with all the developer info... ;)
     
  4. peter2002 macrumors 6502

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    Travelstar 80 GN

    Hitachi now own IBM's HD business. They have a new drive for notebooks called the Travelstar 80 GN. It holds 80 GB.

    http://www.hgst.com/hdd/travel/tr80gn.htm

    That is the biggest HD for notebooks for now. It is 2.5" wide. I think it will fit into a PowerBook. I am not sure on the dimensions on the PowerBook HD. I own an eMac.

    I read somewhere at Tomshardware that a 120-160 GB HD for notebooks will be out by this Summer. These new drives use that magic "pixie dust" which doubles the capacity.

    Pete
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  5. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    Grr...IBM's "pixie dust" has been around for a while...its technology is used in the Travelstar 40 GNX today...


    Anyway, does anyone know how one would go about replacing the HD on the new Alubooks? Because I don't see any screws that one would unscrew...am I missing something here?

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  7. peter2002 macrumors 6502

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    "Screws?" It's riveted shut like an airplane! (he he). Shoot just by an external firewire drive like that new FirePower.
     
  8. ooagentbender thread starter macrumors member

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    The firewire drive would be a good idea but if Im traveling I don't want to have that in my briefcase with me. I still need room for the ipod im going to purchase. :)
     

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