Upgrading HD in iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sandman42, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    I have a 600MHz G3 iBook (dual USB) with a 20Gb hard drive (it's actually 18Gb, but who's counting?). Is it practical/possible to upgrade the HD? I need more space! Who can do it? I called my local Apple Store, and they said "we definitely don't do that."
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    Possible? Yes. Practical? I don't think so. Have you seen a dismantled iBook before?

    I'd only do it if I had to.
     
  3. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    there are laptop drives now that are 5400rpm 16mb cache and also 1 I have seen that is 7200rpm 8mb. I would much rather have the 7200rpm. when I went from my 5400 rpm drive to my 7200 booting up and opening apps all sped up a noticeable amount. the ibooks have 4200rpm drives so going to a 7200 would be a very noticeable boost is some areas of the system.
     
  4. Hmm macrumors regular

    Hmm

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    It looks something like this.

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    You can find some instructions here and here
     
  5. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    Just be prepare to lose your warranty if you do it yourself, if you don't want to lose it, have a technician put it in.
     

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