Replacing the PowerBook 5300 hard drive with a flash memory card

This Old Mac » Late Night PowerBook 5300ce: Flash Hard Drive: Wonderful post by Holden Scott, who successfully managed to replace the noisy 1.1 GB internal drive of his PowerBook 5300ce with a SanDisk Ultra II 4 GB CF card. Of course to do that it’s necessary to obtain a CF-IDE adapter and to pre-format the CF card before installing it. Holden used a PowerBook 1400c with CD-ROM module to install Mac OS 8.6 on the card (using a PC Card CF adapter, of course). His instructions are well written and detailed, and are fully documented with clear photos. Good job, Holden.

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