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

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    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

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    any 2.5" ide will work.
     
  3. awesomebase macrumors regular

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    Thickness

    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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