Thread: powerbook upgrades
08-26-2004, 10:48 PM #1octohunterGuestpowerbook upgrades
When I bought my 12" powerbook G4 I was told the only thing I can upgrade is the ram. Is this true? I highly doubt it. On my old PC notebooks I found you can dive right in and tweek everything. If this is the same case, where is the best place to buy upgrade parts?
08-26-2004, 11:15 PM #2
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08-27-2004, 03:35 AM #3tariqGuest
you can also upgrade the hard drive, which will void the warranty if not installed by an apple service tech.
08-27-2004, 07:33 AM #4octohunterGuest
Thanks. That's good to know. When I bought this machine I couldn't afford the HD upgrade as I needed extra ram to run AutoCAD and virtual PC (yeah, I know it's horrible but it's better than sitting in front of a Dell all day). Maybe some day I can swap out the HD.
Is there anyone who offers a faster HD that would work in my powerbook?
08-27-2004, 11:37 PM #5mac_noobieGuest
Instead of swapping out the harddrive you might want to try getting an external one. I asked a computer tech guy and he said that you can get solid performance out of a good external harddrive given you connect it through firewire, since firewire gives and steady 400 MB per second and USB wavers. Just an opinion :p.
08-27-2004, 11:38 PM #6mac_noobieGuest
oh yea external firewire harddrives can get up to 7200 RPM or higher I believe.
08-28-2004, 07:42 PM #7lar5oneGuest
I have a LaCie 80gb where I store most my stuff. The computer hd only includes my system and apps. It works just fine and dandy + you can just link up another one through firewire if you like, and *poof* even more storage space.
08-30-2004, 01:20 AM #8HaylcronGuest
You can also go to macresq.com and get a superdrive (will probably void your warranty like the HD upgrade).
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