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    Hey, i have an aluminum powerbook g4, and wanted to know if i could put a SSD in it. If so, how does it effect the system performance?

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    Hi John,

    you can install a 2.5" IDE SSD in a PowerBook - see Other World Computing for these. The question is why - it's not worth spending this much on a < $100 laptop, while it will be noticably faster the performance gains will not be as great as putting a newer 2.5" SATA SSD in a new machine - that's where they are most useful.

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    Agreed. Also, IDE SSDs are fairly pricy too, particularly compared to SATA SSDs.
    13" MacBook Pro retina: i5 2.5GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD; Mac mini: i5 2.3GHz 8GB RAM Fused 240GB SSD and 500GB HDD; iMac: G4 17" 1.25GHz 2GB RAM 160GB HDD; iPhone 5 64GB; iPad mini 64GB LTE; Apple TV 3

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    Hi Sam - rocking a complete MBP thank to you BTW

    I think, as a rule, when you need to spend more on the computer itself to "upgrade it", don't - save for a new one.

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