Replacing iBook Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by samuraix98, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. samuraix98 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2008
    I have an interesting question. I have a dead iBook G3 dual usb laptop which had a crashed hard drive in it. I would like to replace it and have read that they only take ATA interface hard drives like the hitachi travelstar.

    My question is if i could put my old ps3 hard drive (segate 40gb LD25.2 ST940210SAS) which i pulled out and put it in to the iBook for a quick temp fix until i get some cash for a larger ata drive.

    Maybe some ones thought of this? the segate from the ps3 does say "not suitable for laptop computer use" but im just wondering if it could work with out me burning the ibook completely and destroying it.

    would it be easier to just get an ata and not fuss with it?
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    PS3 uses SATA so it won't work.

    You can get an enclosure with a SATA connection and make sure it has firewire if you want to go with an external solution. The internal drive is a PATA/IDE drive. Check for instructions. It's not easy as you think so just make sure you keep track of all the screws.
  3. samuraix98 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2008

    Thats what i figured i just needed some quality reassurance.


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