PowerBook G4 DLSD Cheap IDE 160gb+ HDD

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  1. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know where I can get a cheap (enough) 160gb+ 5400RPM IDE HDD for a PBG4 DLSD that is in/around/will ship to Ireland?
     
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    I've tried to find a cheap 320 GB HD for my Powerbook, never found a cheap one, you'll find out they are hard to get, and no way cheap, SATA HD/SSD are cheaper than the old PATA/IDE HD's.
     
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    I lean heavily to Western Digital's Scorpio Blue line because they have PATA drives in several sizes (including 320GB). They are also not that hard to find, either on Amazon, eBay, other online retailers and my local electronics/computer store.

    Can we define "cheap?" What's cheap to me, may not be to you. Generally the WD hard drives go for around $100. That's cheap to me.

    Here's a 120GB on Amazon.
    A 160GB on Amazon.
    eBay.

     
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    It may not fit.
     
  6. ihuman:D thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know, I was just wondering if anyone would recommend an adapter. Anyway, I found a 160gb WD Scorpio Blue on OWC for $130 excluding shipping. That'd be just over €100.
     
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    Yes. The WD Scorpio Blues are EIDE/PATA (as you found out).

    I have a WD Scorpio Blue EIDE 320GB drive in my other 17" PowerBook. Works just fine.
     
  9. ihuman:D thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, you've been a load of help!
     
  10. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    If you're a little strapped for cash, this'll do just fine. I had the exact same drive (SpinPoint) in my PB a while back.
     
  11. ihuman:D thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've found one on Amazon for £42.63(€50.51). Thanks anyway. :)
     
  12. ihuman:D thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I bought a different HDD on Amazon. It cost me £55 including shipping and is a WD 250GB. Much better deal than the other one I found, and a larger capacity too! Here's the link to it.
     
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    That's great!

    The WD Scorpio Blue line (PATA) is just (to me) an awesome line of drives. They are dependable and despite the lower rpm rate quite fast. This model you got is the one my wife has and she has had no issues with the drive.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks! Again, you've been a load of help :) I also have a WD Green in my Dell and it's so quiet and fast. It replaced a 7200RPM HDD while it's a 5400RPM but I don't really notice a difference in speed at all.

    Western Digital , IMO, are one of the best - if not the best - HDD makers.
     

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