new HD for the iBook

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  1. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i am looking for a new HD for my new iBook because the 30GB that came with it is just too small (got it for xmas). It's one of the new 12" ones, 1.2ghzG4, 30GB HD, 768ram, etc..

    i was just wondering what hard drive i should go with, internal or external, size, and cost of installing an internal into my book? I have about 50GB of media (mp3s, movies, pics, etc) backed up to dvds but id like to have it all in one place. I was thinking around 120-160GB would do the trick, but i have no idea what im looking for as far as what will fit into the book or what are good brands.

    any help is appreciated, share personal experience if you have any.

    thanks!
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    7200 RPM 60 GB Hitachi for the internal drive.

    ...and they have 300 GB full-size drives now.
     
  3. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    thanks man, is 60 the largest that will fit?
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    no. just the largest 7200 RPM notebook drive that is currently made.
     
  5. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    thanks man i think i am going to go with the 80GB hitachi @ 5400 rpm, cuz all the ibook HD's spin at 4200 anyway so anything is going to be faster.


    edit: if there are any online tutorials on how to do it yourself, it would be appreciated.
     
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