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Upgrading Harddrive in Powerbook G4 15"

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hi there, I'm hoping that someone might be able to help me out in regards to choosing the right hard-drive upgrade for my Powerbook G4 15".

I'm not really that big on computers but have come across a website that suggested I need a "2.5" Parallel ATA/IDE drive up to 250 GB".

I've come across these four links all different prices but they seem like the same thing to me. I just wondered if anyone with a bit more techincal knowledge could tell 1) if these are any different 2) which one would be the best option.

I have a link from Play.com
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/7523859/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Blue-250GB-2-5-inch-Internal-SATA-Hard-Drive/Product.html?searchstring=Western+Digital+Scorpio+250GB+2.5%22+IDE+5400RPM&searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&urlrefer=search

A link from Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/111932-Western-Digital-Internal-WD2500BEVT/dp/B003D08BT6/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297285598&sr=8-2-fkmr1

A link from ebuyer
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132386

and a link from SCAN

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/250-gb-western-digital-wd2500beve-scorpio-blue-25-ide-(pata)-5400-rpm-8mb-cache-12-ms

If it helps my computer has the following info:


TOSHIBA MK8026GAX:

Capacity: 74.53 GB
Model: TOSHIBA MK8026GAX
Revision: PA005B
Serial Number: ??????????
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Protocol: ATA
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
Partition Map Type: APM (Apple Partition Map)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 74.41 GB
Available: 16.62 GB
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s3

MATSHITADVD-R UJ-846:

Model: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-846
Revision: FAAG
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 1
Socket Type: Internal
Low Power Polling: Yes


I didn't really know who to ask so any helpful info would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Eastavos
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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Its a bit of a fiddly job TBH. Getting into the damn thing is the trickiest bit without shredding screws and ripping out ribbon cables from the trackpad/keyboard.

Everything you need to know, including step by step high res photos can be found here http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/PowerBook

Just select your model

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