Will any 2.5" IDE fit into 15.4" PB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Zisa, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Zisa macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009
    Hi - hope this is the right heading for my question.

    I have an old PowerBook G4 1.5GHz with 80 GB hard drive that is getting full (I have 25GB free after some housekeeping).

    I know I can buy an external Firewire HDD, and I have one already for Time Machine.

    I am keen on replacing my HDD with something bigger. Will any 2.5" ide fit or does it have to be of a specific make/dimensions etc?

    Also, is there a maximum that these laptops can support? I can get a 160GB for under £50 or a 250GB for under £75.

    and no, I do not have any qualms opening up the laptop.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. iBadger macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    any 2.5" ide will work.
  3. awesomebase macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004

    I'm not 100% positive, but if you want to be cautious, go with a drive that is 9.5mm thick as opposed to 12mm thick... I seem to recall that only the thinner drives fit, but that may not apply to the titanium models (I had one myself, I just can't be certain that this was required for it). Otherwise, you're good to go!

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