SSD in 12" PB G4?

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  1. JustDom89 macrumors member

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    Is it possible to put a SSD(solid-state drive) in my 12" Powerbook G4?

    Just to let you know money really doesn't matter.

    If so which one would work best?

    Have any of you done this?

    Any directions about doing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Just to let you know money really doesn't matter.

    The money would be better spent on a new macbook pro
     
  3. JustDom89 thread starter macrumors member

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    well i love my 12" pb g4 and i just figured now that ssd's are getting cheaper..

    can anyone direct me to info on best hd's

    what would you guys recommend me getting..

    i want a faster hd but decent space 100gb is enough for me..

    thanks
     
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  5. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Is there a particular reason you need SSD besides "just because"?
    Hard drives are much cheaper GB per GB. For me, justifying the premium on SSD would be difficult, especially in an older machine.
     
  6. JustDom89 thread starter macrumors member

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    i just love my 12" pb and i want to be fastest as possible!

    any other recommendations besides ssd for fast trasfers and what not? thanks
     
  7. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    a 7200rpm drive would provide a speed increase for large transfers, and max ram would improve performance although I'm unsure if anyone manufactures an ATA 7200?
     
  8. axboi87 macrumors regular

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    Keeping your pbook alive

    Its a common misconception that ALL SSDs are faster than a good 7200rpm HD with lots of cache. Yes the SATA ones are much faster than the comparable HD's but the non-satas can many times be much slower! I'd just get a good 7200rpm drive, buy some high-performance ram and run cocktail, diskwarrior and idefrag every other week.
     
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    thanks! :)
     
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    The 2.5" 7200 RPM IDE seems to have become extinct! All I can find (brand new) are 5400s...
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Hitachi 7K200 is the largest I believe—that is if you can find it.
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    As others mentioned, IDE or PATA drives aren't really in demand because most are made for SATA.

    Some example prices, linked from the crazy SSD raid test: http://www.nextlevelhardware.com/storage/battleship/
    Store http://www.neostore.com/

    Exactly. There are different grades of SSD drives.

    Fast SSD > HD > Slow SSD
     
  14. tm.chen macrumors member

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    Pick up a PATA/IDE SSD from transcend and you will feel the difference straight away. Although you might experience stutters on occasion, if you can live it, it would be a joy to use. A 32gb IDE should not cost that much, or if you prefer, a Photofast SSD which costs more and also has better performance.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Uh this thread is 5 months old ;)
     

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