what kind of HARD DRVIE do i need?

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  1. dg45 macrumors regular

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    i have a g4 powerbook titanium 1ghz, 1gbram.

    i tryed looking it up and there are alot of differant answers.

    most say ata/ide.
    is this correct?

    i found a good price on a hard drive near my house.
    its a EIDE hard drive. will that work?

    also is there a differance between ATA and ultra ATA?
    are they the samething?

    please help
    i dont want to buy the wrong one.
     
  2. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Wikipedia search here? Well here's the results from my there: EIDE is enhanced ide, also known as "fast-ATA". Any sort of ata would would work, I presume, although ultra ATA is what came with your powerbook (November 2002). don't forget you need the 2.5 inch form factor. :) see

    No pressure, but have you considered upgrading? I mean, I hate to see someone spend on a HD for a computer that, I'm sorry to say, probably won't last too much longer. But, good luck on whatever you do.;)
     
  3. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the help.
    i guess iam goin to go with the ultra ata.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6963565&type=product&id=1099384455782

    you think thats a good hard drive that will work with my PB with no problems?

    now with the upgrade,
    my little sister has been using the PB most of the time.
    but iam goin to get the new hard drive, and sell it on craigslist.

    if anyone got any other answer,
    please let me know
     
  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    That will not fit. It is a desktop drive (3.5" form-factor). You need a notebook drive (2.5" form-factor).

    Why are you replacing the drive? Is it broken?
     
  5. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh yaa it is a 3.5.

    the hard drive started making wierd noise for 2 days and then died.
    i tryed to restore, but couldnt do nothing with it.


    whats a good/cheap place to buy a 80gb and up hard drive?
     
  6. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Try www.newegg.com and www.zipzoomfly.com for hardware bits.
     
  7. Agentmckay macrumors newbie

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    Try macsales.com they have hard drives for all macs. I think you may need a 2.5 ata laptop drive. Email support at macsales to verify the drive that fits your laptop.
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I might have one lying about you can have, PM me.

    Cheers,
     
  9. dg45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everyone for the help.

    panzer06!!!!!!!!!
    that would be nice. we can maybe work a deal out.
    whats PM? is it private message?
    how do i that?
     

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