MCE Technologies announced on Tuesday that the 100GB version of its
line of PowerBook hard drive upgrades is now shipping. It’s compatible with all G4 and G3 PowerBooks, including the G3 3500 model, as well as G3 and G4 iBooks. The 100GB MobileStor hard drive features an 8MB cache buffer, fluid dynamic bearings that reduce acoustic noise and a low-power idle mode to conserve battery power.
Pricing is US$279. The 100GB MobileStor drive comes with an installation guide, although MCE Technology notes that iBook hard drives are very hard to access, so they’re offering an upgrade service for those users. In addition, owners of the G3 PowerBook that shipped in 1998 need to specify such when they place their orders so that they receive a drive that’s compatible with the laptop’s internal components.