INTERNAL Hardrive for Ibook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Popo88, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Popo88 macrumors newbie

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    So, my current Ibook g4 hardrive has died and I need it replaced.
    I am not concerned with the actual act of replacing it, as I know someone who can do it for me.
    What I am looking for is suggestions for good value INTERNAL hardrives in
    120-160 gig range. Im not going to pretend to know much about computers, in fact I know next to nothing. Is it possible to find Apple hardrives outside of Apple stores/resellers, because I just feel like Im getting ripped off. Also the apple store wont sell it unless I also pay the installation fees.

    Any advice on good hardrives (in price and whatever else makes a good hardrive:cool:) and where to find them would much appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    Search for a 120GB 2.5" PATA drive on google. You can fit it yourself quite easily.
    Check out ifixit.com
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    When I upgraded the drive in my G4 PowerBook I used a 80GB Western Digital drive and the guides at macupgrades.co.uk

    Think the drive was around £50, the upgrade took 30 mins and the software reinstall a few hours.
     
  4. Popo88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, I will look into those.
    stupid question Im sure... but are PC and MAC hardrives the same, meaning, can i put a PC hardrive into a Mac? because this one is a pc one no?
     

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