Deciding on SSD for PowerBook 1.33Ghz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Legacy, May 20, 2012.

  1. Legacy macrumors 6502

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    I am deciding on a 32GB SSD for my PowerBook. It will be for Internet use, light photoshop and Logic (only recording, not editing, as I have my pro for that).

    Two SSDs that I have considered are:

    http://www.memoryc.com/storage/solidstatedisk/transcend32gbsatassd.html

    And

    http://www.memoryc.com/storage/solidstatedisk/transcend32gbinternalssd.html

    Which is the better on? They're practically the same price.

    Many thanks,

    PS I am based in the UK
     
  2. mike457 macrumors 6502

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    Though I may be wrong, don't Powerbooks have IDE interfaces rather than SATA?
     
  3. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    That's right mike457.

    OP you need something like: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_Legacy_Pro [EDIT or the second drive listed] (not sure if there'd be enough room for a SATA/IDE converter). Because it's an ATA interface, the improvement probably won't be earthshattering the way it is on SATA.
     
  4. mike457 macrumors 6502

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    Having just installed an SSD with a converter in a Cube, I'm sure there's not enough room for a SATA/IDE converter in a Powerbook.
     
  5. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Both drives that I am considering are IDE though... I was asking which of the two is the best option.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    The first SSD you listed is SATA, the second is IDE and will more then likely work for you.
     
  7. mike457 macrumors 6502

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    I had only looked at the first link, saw it was a SATA drive, and wanted to warn you before you made an error.
     
  8. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah my sincere apologies. I thought both were IDE! I saw a similar drive from Transcend which is 64Gb for only £20 more:

    http://www.memoryc.com/storage/solidstatedisk/64gbtranscend25idemlcts64mpsd320.html

    I am hesitant, though, as this has received bad reviews, but isn't it the same controller with more capacity?
     

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