Mac Powerbook G4 Hard Drive

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djchueka - Aug 24, 2008 at 10:52 PM
 undertaker2222 - Aug 12, 2009 at 03:42 PM
Hello,
I just got a Mac Powerbook G4 and it has no hard drive, i wanted to know what is the max i can get for it. Someone said only 100 GB and i wanted to get something bigger. Also where can I get it?

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undertaker2222
Aug 12, 2009 at 03:42 PM
I have just finished installing a new HD into a powerbook G4. (1st time working on a MAC - was always PC) I got a 250GB P ATA 5400 RM 2.5IN and while running the setup drive, it only initialised 131072 which is 128GB, I have tried everything but in vain. Is there any settings that you guys changed in that?
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Hey, the most you can go on a powerbook is 250gb. I just installed one on my 12" powerbook its a western digital, it needs to be a ata 100 (not sata). Hope this helps.
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My hard drive recently failed and could not be repaired. Lost all my data but for about $100 I had a 250 GIG drive installed by the Geek Squad. Seems to be working fine now.
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Jay > Doubleagle64
Jan 28, 2009 at 03:56 PM
$100!?!?!?!?! It takes no more than 15 minutes. Damn.
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I was thinking about getting one of the 250gb western digital drives also. How is it working for you?
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Aug 25, 2008 at 08:10 AM
hi there,

that isnt true you can get hard disk up to 1tera for mac and below is a link where you can get different model of hard disk for your mc :

https://www.apple.com/search/LaCie-500GB-d2-Quadra-Hard-Disk?cid=OAS-US-YPI&rdt=redirectionFromProductPage&tab=accessories
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i am looking for and internal one not an external. Does any one know about the internal ones?
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I recently made the upgraded from my wonderful G4 powerbook to a macbook pro and am now deciding to (for the fun of it) dump a larger hard drive into my old, so loved, computer. Less risk now that I don't operate my life from it. After some research, I have been able to find hard drives as big as 250 GB on a couple different websites. Not to bad in price either (between $102 and $150). I just google searched "internal hard drive for powerbook g4." I asked a couple of my nerdy computer friends to confirm that such a transformation is possible and they all said yes. I think I am going to give it a try and being that you have a computer with no hard drive, you should as well.

I liked this website (http://eshop.macsales.com) because I could search for HDs using the make and model of my comp. Much easier to navigate than just guessing what might fit.
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