Powerbook hard drive compatibility.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zaphoyd, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. zaphoyd macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2002
    I am looking to upgrade the hard drive in my 667DVI powerbook from the stock 30GB to a 5400 rpm 80GB drive. My questions are:

    Has anyone done this? How hard is it to replace the hard drive in a Titanium powerbook?

    I have found two places that I am looking to buy from. One has a "bare drive" model with free 2 day shipping for $175. (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=100524)

    The other seems to be a retail version sells for $204.99. (http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop...source=mwbfroogle&adcampaign=email,mwbfroogle)

    Does anyone know if a "bare drive" (just drive in an antistatic bag) have the necessary cables to connect to my powerbook. (ie is the IDE cable connected to the powerbook or the hard drive. Will the cable for my 30GB drive work with that.)

    The ZipZoomFly one also comes with a 3 year warrantee, whereas the MacMall one has only a 1 year warrantee. Any idea what is up with that?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Peter Thorson
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...I think the "bare bones" is all you need...the cables and screws from the drive you have should work fine. As for the difficulty of installing, well that depends on your comfort level working inside a laptop. Have a read through this article at xlr8yourmac.com and see how you feel about it....oh yeah!

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