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Will a HD from a 12" Powerbook work in a 15"
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May 15, 2007, 03:00 PM
 
I already have a configuration on the HD from the 12", I would like to know if it will fit first of all, and run normally on either a 15" PowerBook or Macbook Pro.
     
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May 15, 2007, 03:13 PM
 
Will it fit? Yes it will, it's a 2.5" industry standard drive.
Will it work? In the PowerBook: Yes, it's a PPC. In the MacBook: No, it's an Intel.
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May 15, 2007, 03:31 PM
 
D'Espice got the right answers but the wrong reasons.

It will work in any PowerBook because all PowerBooks use ATA/100 (also known as UATA, PATA, or ATA-6) drives. It won't work in any MacBook because all MacBooks use SATA drives.
     
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Thanks for the fast replies.
     
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May 15, 2007, 04:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by mduell View Post
D'Espice got the right answers but the wrong reasons.

It will work in any PowerBook because all PowerBooks use ATA/100 (also known as UATA, PATA, or ATA-6) drives. It won't work in any MacBook because all MacBooks use SATA drives.
Well, I wouldn't call it the wrong reasons. He clearly says that he already has a running configuration and simply wants to take it out, plug it in and continue running the existing configuration (at least that's how I understand what Sub said). I have to admit that I forgot about the SATA thing, my bad. However the running configuration will not boot on an Intel *book, that's what I actually meant.
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