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    Default How To Replace HDD in G4 iBook?

    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?
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    if anyone has one of these please let me know ie., a suitable larger replacemnt HD

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    Nope,

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

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    Default How To Replace HDD in G4 iBook?

    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.
    Regards
    mulquemi
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    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.

    Stewie
    Lotsa Macs - PM's , G3's , G4's & Powerbooks - Love 'em
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