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New MacPro config... Apple hard drive...?
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Bigfoot
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Apr 13, 2007, 10:55 AM
 
I'm configuring a new MacPro. Apple wants $300 for a second 500gb drive. Looking around I found a Western Digital 500gb (8.7 seek, 7200rpm, 16mb cache) for $179. No other specs given on the Apple site for their HD's. Is there a $120 difference? The drive will be used for audio.

Thanks for any help.
( Last edited by Bigfoot; Apr 13, 2007 at 11:28 AM. )
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Apr 13, 2007, 11:32 AM
 
There's no reason to buy Apple hard drive or RAM upgrades unless you're buying an AIO and the upgrade in question is difficult.

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Apr 13, 2007, 12:14 PM
 
The drive/s inside won't be made by Apple. They'll be made by a major hard drive manufacturer (i.e. Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital, etc). So, just choose the cheapest hard drive option, and buy your drives elsewhere (providing you're comfortable fitting them yourself - which isn't hard).

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Apr 13, 2007, 01:02 PM
 
There's no reason to buy a hard drive from Apple, but that WD isn't a particularly good deal.

Buy a 500GB Seagate for $145 with a 5 year warranty (same specs, 7200RPM/8.5ms seek/16MB cache)
     
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Apr 13, 2007, 04:00 PM
 
Thank you folks. Think I'll get two of those Seagates for the price of one from Apple. Thanks for the link.
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