ULTRA ATA/100 2.5" Drives...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shaunymac, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. shaunymac macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know where to get these?

    My mom has an iBook that I told her I would fix for her and I can't really find any. Newegg has one and out of three reviews, two people say it is crap.

    I ordered just a ATA drive on accident and didn't look at the drive before I started taking apart the computer so now I have this thing spread out across my floor. I hate these olders macs. Ugh! 50 screws just to get to the hard drive.

    Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks guys!
     
  2. shaunymac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nm, I was being stupid.

    I always seem to forget you have to pull off that connector on ata drives. I even went so far as to go buy another one before I realized this. Wow, I feel dumb sometimes.

    Oh well. Lesson learned. The iBook is put back together! Leopard is being installed as I type. Hooray!
     
  3. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Usually laptop drives are referred to as ATA/5 or ATA/6. I think all Apple laptops made after 2000 take ATA/6 drives just fine, including all non-toilet seat iBooks.
     
  4. shaunymac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I always hate ordering ATA drives because of all the different tags associated with them.

    My leopard disc is being a pain. It's stalling, giving me "install failed," yadda yadda. This disc has done this to me from day one. I should really take it and see if apple will swap it.
     

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