Betamacs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mookamoo, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Mookamoo macrumors member

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    I've had a long running argument with a PC owning friend who calls Mac 'Betamax'. Thought it was quite funny but harmless until my 6 week old MacPro had a total S.M.A.R.T hard disk failure and now a look a tad foolish.

    Very poor.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Hard drives fail, such is life. Doesn't matter what machine it's insalled in.
     
  3. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Macs are teh suxx0r, teh hdz dun even last 6 WEEKZ!!!111 LAWL!!11~!! MS FTW! :rolleyes:

    Your hard drive has little to do with Apple, yet they'll still likely cover the cost of repairing it.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Why do people blame Apple for Toshiba's (and other HD manufacturer) failures?
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    I Had A Brand New Seagate Fail Like That

    It's no biggie. Hard drives fail all the time. Just call AppleCare and they will replace it no problem. All I have to do is call Seagate and they will send me a new one. Seagate HDs have a 5 year replacement warranty. :)
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I find this funny how the hard drives are no different the PCs and people blame it on apple.:D
     
  7. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    What harddrive did you have (manufacturer of the harddrive and specs)?
     
  8. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Its probably a 7200.10 barracuda? I think thats what the 250gb stock are...but he might not have stock.
     
  9. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    It varies quite a bit; I've seen the same model machine using different model hard drives.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well from what i have heard the 250gb is either a WD or the 7200.10 the 7200.10 is the more recent models i think.....But its true that it could be either of those two for the 250gb. The 160gb drive is always a 7200.10 or 7200.9 can't remember which.
     
  11. Mookamoo thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't blame it on Apple although that is taking some doing taking into account the exact same thing happen with my mothers iMac 6 months ago.

    As for talking to the turnips at AppleCrap I'll save the 40 quid cost a new hard drive by not calling them. The hassle I had getting the iMac sorted was ridiculous. Before they wanted to swap the HD out they got me to re-install the OS and then blamed it on Adobe and wanted me to call their help desk.

    Macs are good, but the day I blindly defend them against the PC posse has now gone for good.
     
  12. Mookamoo thread starter macrumors member

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    It was a Western Digital 250gb (WD2500JS).
     
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    [subjective alert]
    [\subjective alert]

    It's like religion. Some swear to WD, some to Seagate. I swear to WD and has yet to experience any disk failures...
     
  15. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.

    Of course, unlike religion, you can test this assertion, and not base your opinion on non-empirical anecdote.

    For what it's worth, I've never had issues with Maxtor drives.
     
  16. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Every PC I've ever custom built (which was many), I used a Western Digital drive and never had a single HD issue with any of them. This isn't to say that WD are perfect, or even that they are better than their competitors.

    I personally believe they are all about the same in terms of reliability, but that's just my opinion.
     
  17. slughead macrumors 68030

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    Apple uses ***** hard drives sometimes.

    I remember the PowerMac G5 came with Maxtors

    *barf*
     

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