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New HDD for Ibook G4


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Mac Specs: iBook G4 1.2ghz / 1.2gb Ram / 30gb HDD / Tiger 10.4 OSX

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Ok peeps looking at increasing the size and speed of my iBook G4 hdd and i was woundering if there was a specific make or size of HDD needed for the it. As the current 30gb is alittle slow on the uptake any suggestions and idea's would be great.

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Make sure you purchase the correct HDD for your iBook. It uses an Ultra ATA drive not SATA. The one you have in the iBook is probably a 4200 RPM model, OWC has some very nice 5400 RPM models that are inexpensive. That should give you a speed boost and faster access to the drive.

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