Model M6497 or A1005 / 500, 600, 700, 800, or 900 MHz G3 processor

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Can I put a SSD and leopard on this?


My iBook still runs perfect, but I want to upgrade the hard drive to a SSD. I don't know if an ide SSD exists, and if it does, how much it costs. Also, I want to install leopard onto it. I saw somewhere that you can, but every time I download the dmg for leopard it says not recognized. How do I fix this?

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Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.1* Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11

OWC makes an adapter for the 3.5" IDE to SATA, but I don't know about the 2.5" drives and there no room for it to fit.

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A company named KingSpec had made a 2.5" IDE/PATA SSD. I don't see it listed but one might be able to find one on eBay.

Here's a vid with an IBM ThinkPad: KingSpec 2.5" PATA IDE SSD on IBM ThinkPad T40


Here's the KingSpec drive but it does not say if it will work in a Mac:


@mayer - Found a better one! Transcend's 2.5" PATA Solid State Drive.

It's a bit dated but they talk about it working: SATA and SSD Options for PowerBooks and iBooks


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