What kind of hard drive do i put in a clamshell ibook?

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    i just bought a clamshell ibook on ebay for $90, quite a bargain i think. its 366mhz, 320mb ram, only problem is the 10gb hard drive. i know its upgradable. the 9.5mm UltraATA-66 hard drive which is what i read it has,dont really go over 10gb, or at least i cant find any that do. the ones i find are very expensive. i see some clamshells on ebay upgraded to 20 or 30gb, what kind of hard drives do those people use? i know it takes a lot of disassembly to do it too, if someone could point me to a guide to doing that it would be most good. thanks for any help you can give me with this
     
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    It should handle up to 128GB (no large drive support).
     
  4. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it doesn't say what kind of hard drive it needs, i know it could support a larger hard drive, but i need to know exactly what type of hard drive it needs
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It's a PATA - ATA-2, or faster.

    As long as it's the correct dimension (thickness), it should work fine.
     

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