HD Upgrade.

citykid91

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Dec 2, 2009
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I just got a ibook g3 466 mhz graphite se. my question is how big of a hard drive can i put in it? here are my specs:

Machine Name: iBook
Machine Model: PowerBook2,2
CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (22.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 467 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 320 MB
Bus Speed: 67 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.1.7f4


MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846:

Firmware Revision: FAAG
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +RW, +R DL
Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
Media:
Media Type: DVD-ROM
Blank: No
Erasable: No
Overwritable: No
Appendable: No

ATA Bus:

IBM-DJSA-210:

Capacity: 9.37 GB
Model: IBM-DJSA-210
Revision: JS2AABAA
Serial Number: 9ZP9Z6V2289
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
OS9 Drivers: Yes
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
ibookg3:
Capacity: 9.24 GB
Available: 4.15 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s10
Mount Point: /
 

JamesGorman

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Dec 31, 2008
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Hey,welcome to the forums,the biggest it supports is a 120GB HD,but it will probably rum best with a 80GB HD.
The size will make no difference on how it runs. Im not sure if 120 is the biggest it supports, but if it is in fact the largest, than I say go with a 120GB drive.
 

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macgeek18

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JamesGorman

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I own a iBook same as his,he's actually my friend.i got him to join lol.But it does lag with a 120GB,I've tried.
Well, there may have been something wrong with the drive than, or possibly a bad installation. The size of the drive would not effect performance. Not in any cases I can recall anyway.
 

macgeek18

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Well, there may have been something wrong with the drive than, or possibly a bad installation. The size of the drive would not effect performance. Not in any cases I can recall anyway.


True,it was a 4200rpm 120GB drive though so a bit laggy compared to the 80GB 5400rpm in my iBook now.
 
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