My powerbook g4 needs a new hard drive

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  1. mrburner

    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    and i found a few...can anyone tell me if these will all fit and which would be the best...i'm a little confused at a few of them

    NEW FROM SEAGATE ST94011A 40.0GB 5400RPM 9.5MM 2.5" 13MS ULTRA ATA/100, NEW W/ 3YR WARRANTY IN STOCK! -$139

    NEW TOSHIBA MK5024GAY 50.OGB 7200RPM NOTEBOOK HARDDRIVE, FACTORY SEALED W/ 3YR WARRANTY -$271

    TOSHIBA LAPTOP HD 60GB MK6022GAX(HDD2184) 16MB 5400RPM SLIMLINE 9.5MM 16MB ATA100 NEW FACTORY SEALED, 3 YR WARRANTY! -$175

    MK6021GAS TOSHIBA, 60.0GB UIDE, 9.5MM 13MS 4200RPM 1MB DMA100.
    FLUID BEARING NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE.
    FACTORY SEALED.
    READY TO SHIP.
    UNIVERSAL SIZE FITS MOST NOTEBOOKS. -$161

    TOSHIBA:MK4025GAS, 40.0GB SLIMLINE 9.5MM NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE, 2MB CACHE (REPLACING MK4018GAS MK4021GAS) FACTORY SEALED.READY TO SHIP.
    UNIVERSAL SIZE FITS MOST NOTEBOOKS. -$133

    now here are my questions...first off...will all these fit in my titanium powerbook g4? the 50gig 7200rpm drive sounds nice but it doesn't mention anything about a cache so i'm assuming it has a 2mb...the one below that (toshiba 60gb 5400rpm) says 16MB in the title twice...what is that?

    also the one after that (60gb fluid bearing) says 1MB...is that the cache?

    basically price isn't that important as long as it is under $300...i want a drive that is at least 30gb and i'd like it to be reasonably quick and incredibly quiet

    apple released a bunch of ibm drives awhile back (so did gateway) that have bearings that start to go bad...as they go bad the computer gets louder and louder...well mine finally crapped out on me and it is not under warranty

    so help me pick a new drive for my laptop...i'll probably be ordering it tonight or tomorrow so any immediate help would be much appreciated...thanks
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    Toshiba MK5024GAY (HDD2186) 50GB 2.5" 7200rpm Notebook Hard Drive

    50GB
    7200 rpm
    16MB Buffer Cache
    12ms Average seek time
    9.5mm height
    Ultra DMA 100Mbytes/sec host transfer rate
    ATA-2, ATA-3, ATA-4, ATA-5 interfaces supported
    2 disks
    4 data heads
    Fluid Bearing Dynamic motor

    sounds pretty sweet. dunno why it wouldn't fit...aren't all laptops a pretty standard 2.5" drive?
     
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    mrburner Ron Paul 2008

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    thats what i've been told...also, i'm looking for a quiet drive...any idea if this drive is quiet? or for that matter if any of the ones i have chosen are? i'm looking for a good blend of speed and lack of sound
     

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