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Original poster
Jul 12, 2020
I opened up my Powerbook G4 A1139 today with the intention of putting in the Zheino mSata SSD and PATA adaptor that i had acquired to upgrade this machine, only to find a Kingspec SSD already installed! What a surprise! Now I have to decide which one I want to have in this machine.

This is the Zhenio mSata I bought along with the adaptor:

and this is the Kingspec SSD I pulled out of my Powerbook:

I'm inclined to go with the Zhenio, as it is 256 gb as opposed to the 128gb of the kingspec, but I am curious to hear if there are any compelling reasons to stick with the Kingspec?


macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
You won't find any argument against Zheino from me. I have a 128GB mSATA Zheino in my 17" PowerBook and a 500GB Zheino SSD in my 2008 MBP. I am partial to Zheino because I know they work.


macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
You may have noticed that you don't need an adapter with that Kingspec drive.
The Zheino is rated at a much faster speed than the Kingspec, but unknown if that would result in noticeably faster speed in actual use. You would still be limited by the (slower) ATA bus.
If you need to extra space with 256 GB, then swap it out.
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