thinking about upgrading the powerbooks hdd to a 7200rpm v.problems?

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  1. MP

    MP New Member

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    Right now it has the 5400rpm 80gb hdd. I am looking to upgrade it to an 80 or 100gb 7200rpm hdd soon. Are there any complications doing something like this? platform issues? heat? anything else I should know before going ahead with this?

    thanks
     
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    decreased battery life
     
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    cool, that's the least of my worries :)


    any others?
     
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    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    void your warrenty? :dunno:

    other then that. . . I'll hate you for having a fast hard drive
     
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    7200rpm drives are a factory option.

    I don't believe anything is modified or different within the case to accomodate them. Should be a simple swap and like others have said, slightly reduced battery life.
     
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    wow, that's awesome :bowdown: I'll prolly be picking one of them bad boys up next week :wiggle:
     
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    I upgraded the hard drive in my PowerBook G4 from the 4200rpm drive to a 7200rpm drive. It made a significant performance difference (boots faster, programs launch faster, and more responsive overall). It didn't seem to run any warmer, and battery life decreased by a couple of minutes at the very most. It was definitely worth the $$$
     

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