Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: travelin cat

Message Too Old, No Replies

Need replacement HD for iBook

please help



1:20 pm on Oct 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I need a replacement hard drive for my iBook, does this work: Seagate Momentus 5400.2 - Internal 2.5" Hard drive - 60GB - Ultra ATA/100 - ST96812A

The iBook is 14 inch.

If this HD doesn't work, any recommendations?


7:13 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I'd just Google the part number for a vendor, call them up and ask if you can install that hard drive in your computer. Just say thanks when they answer.


9:22 am on Oct 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

That drive will work fine - any IDE/ATA/PATA/UDMA (basically anything that's not marked SATA) 2.5" drive will work in that iBook,.
although I'd avoid 7200 RPM drives due to heat issues.

Earlier G4 iBooks will only recognise up to 120GB, later ones can use larger drives (change from ATA-66 to ATA-100 controller). The cut off point I believe is that those with 128MB non-removable RAM are limited to 120GB, and those with 256MB non-removable RAM can use the larger drives.

Be aware that fitting a new drive in an iBook is not for the faint of heart ;)


Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month