12" Powerbook HD replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dreil, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Dreil macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2005
    Hey guys

    I have a 12" Powerbook (DVI) and its hard drive just bit the dust (SMART failed) (and its out of AppleCare). I ordered a new HD from newegg, not noticing that it was 3.5" instead of 2.5". Anyways...I'm looking to make sure that I get a hard drive that's compatible.

    The HD specs on the original are: 40GB 4200-rpm Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.

    Should I try to get a bigger HD?

    Will this work, or will it be too hot at 7200 RPM?

  2. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    This is a UK site offering Mac upgrades but it might give you an idea of which drives are compatible.

    Good luck with fitting the drive; I've heard it's an incredibly fiddly and difficult task!

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