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tveric
May 24, 2005, 04:54 PM
http://www.powerbookresq.com/detail.php?prodID=P010350

Does this sound like a good deal to anyone here?

If not, where can I get a 100GB HD for an aluminum 12" PB online?

Thanks

Macmaniac
May 24, 2005, 05:03 PM
Actually thats a pretty good deal
00GB 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400RPM ATA Notebook drive with 8MB Cache - New with 5 Year Seagate Warranty. (SEAST9100823A) more info... $199.00
Labor and transfer charge is included that is a good deal, most computer stores would charge more, labor costs can get expensive for PBs and for data transfer, that kind of stuff is very time consuming.

CanadaRAM
May 24, 2005, 05:08 PM
MacResQ is a longtime, well respected company who know their Macs (and iPods) inside and out. Recommended.

tveric
May 24, 2005, 09:30 PM
MacResQ is a longtime, well respected company who know their Macs (and iPods) inside and out. Recommended.

Thanks guys. Appreciate the opinions.

ChrisFromCanada
May 24, 2005, 10:01 PM
Actually thats a pretty good deal
00GB 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400RPM ATA Notebook drive with 8MB Cache - New with 5 Year Seagate Warranty. (SEAST9100823A) more info... $199.00
Labor and transfer charge is included that is a good deal, most computer stores would charge more, labor costs can get expensive for PBs and for data transfer, that kind of stuff is very time consuming.

Call me crazy but I see $289!

Am I missing something?

CanadaRAM
May 24, 2005, 10:06 PM
The price of the Seagate 100 GB is US$229, that's fair (we sell for CAN$288)
The $289 service includes the drive plus 2-way air shipping (a special shipping carton provided), 24 hour turnaround on the work, data transfer, and the labour of installation.
That's a fair deal.

trailblazer
May 24, 2005, 11:16 PM
12" powerbooks have to be the worst powerbook to get into.
i've fixed two in my life, and i don't ever want to touch them again :(

solvs
May 24, 2005, 11:30 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146223 if you'd like to do it yourself. Though you may screw something up and void the warranty if you aren't careful. Might be better to see what your local retailer charges.