hard disk vendor: ibook g4 replacement hard drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mattsajay, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. mattsajay macrumors member

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    my ibook g4 hard drive died a few weeks ago. i am doing the homeowrk for replacing the hard drive. what vendors / online stores and hard drive makes do you guys recommend?
     
  2. aelegg macrumors newbie

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  4. mattsajay thread starter macrumors member

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    theres no way, i will take the risk of doing that on my own. i would rather pay a hundred bucks! (well otherwise, i am a cheapster, but not in this case)

    i was asking for vendors... i will check out newegg, i have gotten stuff from them before.... pretty decent...

    i remember a site that used to offer compatibility charts (i.e. whether a particular hard drive is compatible with an ibook g4) prior to the laptop hard-drive purchase... does anyone remember which one it is?

    what is the feedback on " other world computing"?
     
  5. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Where could we go to get the HD replaced? I have an iBook with a 30GB drive that I'd like to upgrade but man, that process looks absolutely daunting.
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    If you want to have it replaced, I'd could do it for you. I've done it plenty of times already :D

    I think the G4 ibooks were not limited to the 120gb hard drive the G3s were so you can get as big of a hard drive as you can afford or find. It has to be an IDE/ATA drive though. SATA drives like in the MB/MBPs will not work.
     
  7. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    It's really not as hard as it looks on iFixit. The trick is having the right screwdrivers...

    I replaced mine with a WD 120GB Scorpio and it works fine.
     
  8. mattsajay thread starter macrumors member

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    which one?

    yeah, you bet the process looks daunting... i will not risk it trying it myself..

    TOSHIBA MK1234GAX 120GB 5400 RPM ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM

    or

    HITACHI Travelstar 5K160 HTS541616J9AT00 (0A28419) 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM
     

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