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21st March 2009, 11:53 AM
to anyone in the know: can i fit a 2.5" hard disk from a macbook , 60 gig + into an iBook 500, which has a stuffed 15 gig HD?
if anyone has one of these please let me know ie., a suitable larger replacemnt HD

21st March 2009, 12:38 PM

The Macbook uses the SATA interface and the iBook uses the PATA interface for it's hard drive.

22nd March 2009, 01:44 PM
Dear johdev,
I have a 20gig from a dead G4 800 you are welcome to have for $10.00 plus postage.
Drive condition is perfect and will be formated as one partition apple etc.
IDE 5400rpm original apple unit which will fit into your ibook.

22nd March 2009, 03:03 PM
One of the best speed boosts you can do for your laptop ( apart from maxing the Ram etc ) is to get a 7200RPM drive for it.
I put a Seagate 60Gb ATA drive in my Pismo and I reckon it gave it a 10-15% improvement.
The only trouble now of course is finding one, they are becoming scarce.