Will a hard drive from a macbook pro fit in an ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mashinhead, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    I have a macbook pro hd i want to put in an old ibook, but the pins look different will they fit?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    meaning the default hard drive has different connector pins than the macbook pro one. are there different connectors? Never heard of that before.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the MBP has SATA hard drive, does the iBook have a SATA interface? If not, then no.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i don't know honestly i'm selling a hd from a macbook to a guy that has an ibook. he sent me a pic of the ibook hd and the pin connection is different and i want to know if it will work for him.
     
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    eldino

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    nope, it wont. iBooks have IDE harddrives.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    It won't work. The MacBooks and MacBook Pros have SATA hard drive, PowerBooks and iBooks have PATA hard drives. Totally different connectors.
     
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    xraydoc

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    This.
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    krye

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    No.

    MacBook Pro's are SATA. iBooks are IDE.
     

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