Upgrading Harddrive in 17in PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by robotrenegade, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I got the 4200 Drive. Can I send it to apple and have them upgrade it to 5400 or is that PB built different?
     
  2. jamall macrumors regular

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    You can also get 7200 RPM drives which are significantly faster again. I'm not sure of the warranty issues, but doing the operation yourself is fairly straightforward.
     
  3. MacRAND macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade Hard Drive in 17in PB to 7200 rpm

    Apple authorized repair shop must install new drive or Warranty Voided.
    Do not waste time or money on 5400 drive.
    60GB 7200rpm IBM/Hitachi drives $269 online; solid results, excellent idea.
    :)

    Install old drive in external case USB 2.0 / Firewire for added external memory.
     

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