Upgrading my PowerBook's hard drive?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cyberbolt, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have a G4 PowerBook - the last model they released before switching to Intel chips. At the time I got the custom option of 7200RPM 100gb hard disc, but as this is my only computer I find that the space fills up quickly. I am using an external hard disc for all my iTunes content, but I travel between my home at University, and my parents' house a lot, and it's frustrating not having some things with me all the time.

    So I'm looking at the possibility of upgrading the hard disc. I found this and was wondering if this is compatible with my PowerBook?

    Also, will I notice a significant difference in speed between the current 7200RPM drive, and the 5400RPM one listed there?

    If there are any other recommendations for hard discs to put in, I would really like to hear them. Thanks!
     
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    CJRhoades

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    You might notice a little bit of slugishiness but it won't make that much of a difference.

    If you need instructions on how to do it, try iFixit. http://www.ifixit.com
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    But that drive will work in my machine?

    I'm a bit confused about the difference of SATA and ATA, but I remember reading somewhere that the PB only takes the latter.
     
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    Victor ch

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    PowerBooks use Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) drives, so it is almost certain it will fit and work with your computer.

    -Victor
     
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    CJRhoades

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    Um... sorry. That's not really my expertise. I know that my TiBook is ATA so my guess would be that your PB G4 is ATA to but your's is allot newer. Look in your system profiler. It will tell you what yours is.
     

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