Help- New Hard Drive for my Powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Big Bone, May 8, 2012.

  1. Big Bone macrumors newbie

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I have that drive. It's dependable and fast and that is a decent price for it. You won't find too many drives of higher capacity than this one nowadays. My wife has the 250GB (next step down) in her 12" PowerBook.

    Alternatively a few people here have been buying SSDs and installing them. There are a few with PATA interfaces and some have IDE/SATA converters that along with the SSD fit in the drive bay. Generally speaking though, the SSDs are less in capacity.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    That's a desktop hard drive and it will not fit in your Powerbook. I believe the biggest 2.5" PATA drive ever made was 320Gb. Your Powerbook will work with drives this size and bigger.
     
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  6. Big Bone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice you guys. I'm luckily wont be buying the wrong drive now.
     
  7. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    I can't say for sure...but

    When i replaced the old 40gig drive in a ppc mac mini (no longer own) with a new one (samsung 160 gig) it made a Big difference in overall speed...in fact it made even a bigger difference then when i upgraded ram from 512 to 1 gig....

    I live in cdn and buy my stuff from ncix (good prices and local so i can pickup and avoid shipping)

    here's there 2.5" ide drives

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1044&subminorcatid=981
     
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