Will this work in my PB?

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  1. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    For purchasing purposes UDMA can be treated to meaning the same as ATA or EIDE. It is a technology used in the ATA system.

    I am sure someone with a more technical understanding could tell you what the actual difference is.
     
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    It should work, but just to let you know, newegg.com has a 60GB 5400rpm drive for $10 more or so, and $4.99 3-day shipping. Might be a better deal, especially with the speed bump.
     
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    Thanks, I was actully having second thoughts about buying a refurb anyways. I think I'm going to go for the 80gb 5400. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the help... but now I'm going to derail my own thread...

    I think I'm going to order one of these tonight:

    Hitachi $145:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146051

    Samsung $145:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152024

    Fujitsu $155:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822153029

    Toshiba $175:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822149030

    All are 5400rpm, 100gb.

    First of all, are all of these compatable with my PB? Secondly, what is the difference, and is there any reason why the Toshiba is worth an extra $30?

    Thanks
     
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    Be careful. The Hitachi is serial-ATA which WON'T work with your PowerBook. The others will.

    The Toshiba is $30 more because it has a 16Mb cache as opposed to an 8Mb cache. So in theory it should be a better performing drive.
     

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