What is the largest hard drive I can install in a Tangerine iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by princealfie, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. princealfie
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    macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Just wondering what the largest hard drive I can stick in a Tangerine iBook. I would think 128 GB because of the limitations on the addressing? I was thinking about installing a enormous hard drive on mine!
  2. redeye be
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    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    I put a 40 GB disk in my clamshell. So go ahead, try it out ;)

    from this thread.

    Here's a nice guide to help you trough.
    They do list a 120 Gb drive as a possible upgrade for the clamshell.

    Good Luck
  3. disconap
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    macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2005
    Portland, OR
    There are three ways to circumvent the 128 ceiling:

    1. install a PCI adapter that will read the space (not an option in ibooks, obviously)

    2. Buy an external drive.

    3. http://www.speedtools.com/ATA6.shtml -- This says "All G3s", so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work with a Clamshell.

    Good luck! Let us know how it turns out...

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