7200rpm HD in older powerbook

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  1. clog

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    I got yet another free Apple product the other day, it's an older powerbook, 800mhz G4. I have no idea what generation it is, but I think they were reffered to as "Titanium" :dunno:

    Anyway, the HD is making some clicking noises, and I would like to get a 7200rpm replacement. The problem is that I have no idea where to look or what to look for. I have never bought a HD for a laptop, let alone for a Mac. Any suggestions?
     
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    Why bother putting a 7200rpm drive into an 800mhz machine?

    Hitatchi and seagate both make 7200rpm drives. I suggest the hitatchi 7k60, it can be found for cheap, and is plenty big enough for a laptop drive.
     
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    :dunno: If you are saying that I won't notice any boost from a 7200rpm, than maybe I will just get a 5400rpm.

    I guess $138 isn't too bad of a price... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146020

    edit: can you reccomend some 5400rpm drives? :o
     
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    tons of good 5400rpm drives. Are you looking for tons of space, or quiet?
     
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    I don't need more than 60-80gb of storage on this thing. Anything in the ~$80 price range? :o
     
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    kiss your battery life goodbye
     
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    battery barely holds power as it is :o Which reminds me, i might want to get a new one too.

    As far as HDs go, will any HD fit as long as it's a 2.5" model??
     
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    2.5" ata. They now have 2.5" sata drives.
     
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    Thanks much :)

    Should I bother with teh 7200rpm, or do you guys think i won't even notice a difference?

    When I was running on a dual 500mhz G4, the jump to 7200rpm from the OEM 5400rpm was very noticeable :dunno: What do you guys think.
     
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    The difference between the 7200 and 5400 is noticible, but do you want to be investing that much money into an 800mhz powerbook?
     
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    Good point :hsd: 5400rpm it is.
     

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