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    iBook G4

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    iBook G4
    hi can i use my ibook g4 harddrive in my macbook

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    iBook G4
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    Go to About this Mac on both and post the info

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    iBook G4
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    No you can't. iBooks used IDE drives, MacBooks use SATA drives.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    No you can't. iBooks used IDE drives, MacBooks use SATA drives.
    Ahh...good catch...and very good answer!

    @OP: That iBook drive would be fine as an external USB drive...but no good as an internal (as Stretch mentioned).

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    you could use a firewire cable to connect the 2 though.

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    iBook G4

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    thanks guys that helped

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