PowerBook G4 HD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TheHitcher, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. TheHitcher macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    Hello, the hard drive in my PowerBook G4 (17" 1.5GHz) has failed.:(

    Luckily i was able to get most of my data off it, thanks to a LaCie external drive and Data Rescue II.

    I was wondering what the best hard drive would be to replace it?, also to upgrade to a little more storage space, I've had a look on a few sites but i'm not sure which to go for.

    Any advice/opinions would be appreciated.

  2. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
    My computer (PBG4) came with the BTO 80GB 5400RPM drive, which failed after three years. I replaced it with a WD 120 GB 5400 RPM drive with 8 MB cache. I have had no problems so far, and I love the extra space (although i don't fill it up as I keep a lot of media on my Lacie Quadra). It isn't too difficult to install, you can find the teardown guides on ifixit.com, and navigating to your model. The only thing I noticed is that this HDD is a little bit louder than the one I had in originally, not too big of a deal...

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