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Re: [SLUG] Replacing Mac HDD (was: Netbooks .... Again (7 months on) Are you still happy?)

Haha sorr I didn't know I'd like to see osx run comftorably on 512mb ram! Nice well good luck with the hdd changeover

On 22/02/2010, at 8:36, Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:24:21 +1100
Mike <beatbreaker82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Along with ur IDE and sata stuff u should think about I know of a
good data transfer program called "super duper" for mac, it's free
and I know it works when transfering from a 250g to 500g for eg.
Will transfer ur mbr etc...
 could suit ur needs

I guess I should have made it clear that I'm running Debian on the
machine. I used OS X for about a week when I bought it, but could never
warm up to it.

It runs Debian Lenny with the standard Gnome desktop and 512Mb of
memory. Not lightning fast, but plenty good enough for the way I use it
(emacs, email, web stuff).


On 22/02/2010, at 8:08, Alan L Tyree <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:09:35 +1100
James Gray <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 21/02/2010, at 7:48 AM, elliott-brennan wrote:

Alan Tyree wrote:

I have an Apple iBook G4 and the hard drive is
showing >some damage - it
is an IDE drive. Would like to replace with
something solid >state, but
don't really know where to start.


Hi Alan,

I didn't see your original (sans the quoted section above), but the
following will probably be of interest to you:


As for putting a SSD where an IDE currently lives, you will more
than likely require an IDE-to-SATA converter unless you can find
an IDE SSD!  If you need the converter, you will probably run out
of space : (  Traditional "spinning platter" IDE drives are still
readily available but are (in my experience) a little more
expensive ($/MB) than their SATA cousins....that whole
supply/demand thing sux.

Yeah, replacing the original hard drive is not complicated, but I
was looking to go solid state. The machine is now underpowered,
overweight and needs a memory upgrade.

The reason I was asking about CF as a hard drive is this adapter
which seems like it solves the space problem:


But reasonable size CF cards aren't cheap.

It doesn't make financial sense, I guess. It is an old favourite
since I have written a couple of books on it, but maybe time to put
it out to
pasture. The basic Dell Mini 10 was on line at $400 this weekend -
lighter, much higher specs.


Good luck,


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