ibook g4 :changing hard drive...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by forsakengod23, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. forsakengod23 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2011
    So i'd like to change the hard drive of my ibook g4 and i'd like to get some feedback from people who already did it.Is it as hard as some website says ?

    Second question : i presently have a 40gb 4200 rpm with 2mb cache . Would i see any performance gain in real-life if i changed it to a 160gb 5400 with 8mb cache ? Which hard drive model would you suggest?
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    not that hard...just use ifixit web site....(i also take pics as i go along)

    as for the harddrive...it will make a big difference (i changed my old 30 gig one in a mac mini to a 160 gig) before running leopard was a pain...afterwards it ran good
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    The performance will definitely be noticeable.

    Once you've done it enough times, it becomes easy. I had it down to less than 1/2 hour to change them out. Just keep track of your screws and you'll be alright.
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    As mentioned above, use iFixit, it is an excellent resource. Keep track of the screws, be patient, and it it should be a pretty straightforward process. Performance should be noticeably better with the new drive.

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