replace HDD with SSD?

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  1. davewill2010 macrumors member

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    Hi guys, anyone point me towards a step by step guide to replace the hdd in my MacBook G4 for an SSD?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    G4 iBook I presume? Then look for HDD replacement guides here. And there is more found here.

    Unless you meant a G4 PowerBook though.
     
  3. ppcfanforever1 macrumors regular

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    Do you mean macbook or ibook g4?
     
  4. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Looks like someones been digging in the apple dumpsters at night#TwoGeeksTalk
     
  5. Frost7 macrumors regular

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    Sure, but first you'll need to let us know exactly what Mac portable you have. The "MacBook G4" is not a computer that exists. :)

    Got to system profiler and have a look at the hardware overview, check the model identifier (should say something like "PowerBook3,5"), let us know what that is, and then we can advise you on upgrade options.
     
  6. davewill2010 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a limit to the capacity of an SSD that my iBook will take?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    No, but you will barely find any large ATA SSDs anyway.
     
  9. davewill2010 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is the performance gain over a regular drive worth the extra cost?
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    It depends on what SSD you will buy, thus the cost. But in any way, an SSD will make your iBook quite snappy.
     
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