Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to wintersnow)
I found the solution. The HD was a ATA 5, 4200 rpm, too old for a IBOOK 1.07 or 1.2Ghz.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to wintersnow)
Take a look at this:
if you want to use a 12Gb Toshiba drive in your PowerBook, MAKE SURE it has the letter P or Q in its product number (the product number starts with HDD). For example, on the drive I had, the product number was HDD2149F, which was apparently a designation for a drive manufactured for Compaq, and whose firmware is incompatible with Apple machines. On the other hand, MK1214GAP drives with product number HDD2149P or HDD2149Q should work properly. This explains why some users experience problems with this drive, but not others. Those experiencing problems must have something other than the P or Q drives.
Some Toshiba hard drives are incompatible with Macs.
Your information is in addition to this.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
I had a 40G Toshiba in IBOOK 900 14 inches screen and I tried in a 1.2ghz 12" and a 1.06 12". The HD was mount like a external HD with FWire boot could not boot the more recent computer.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to wintersnow)
Okay. The reason is most likely because the operating system installed on the Toshiba was older than the operating system which came on the newer iBooks. Macs won't run on an earlier version of the OS than the one that came with the specific Mac you're working with. So it was likely an incompatibility with the OS rather than an incompatibility with the drive itself.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 20, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
I had installed a Mac OS 10.4.11 good for both series.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to wintersnow)
Okay, not an OS problem, then.
I wonder what the reference to the "Ibook 500gkz" is in your initial post?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
I wrote a Ibook 500mhz but it was a Ibook 1.06Ghz. Sorry.