Apple missed some $$$... this would have been cool...

CashGap

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Leopard DVD $129
Leopard Family Pack DVD $199

OK, they got those right. And they stocked tons of external drives to feed Time Machine, and sold a ton. Most at about $200.

Why not...

Leopard Special Edition $499
Includes a Black Lacie quad port 500gb 7200rpm four interface drive with a Leopard Family Pack boot partition and a 490gb Time Machine partition.

Plug it into each of your five family Macs, boot from the Leopard partition, do the install. When they are all done, plug the machine into one of them and use it for Time Machine. Includes a simple utility to make a Leopard DVD if you want to repartition the drive.

Just a thought...
 

techlover828

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would be kind of cool but can't see it happening, not really something apple would do. Microsoft, maybe, but not apple.
 

Mindflux

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Why? So Apple could end up in litigation later when the drives or enclosures fail on 99% of the units (hey it's happened before).
 

EricNau

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That seems like a bad idea to me for two reasons:

First of all, it's just complicating the install process, plus, that's a terrible deal for a 500 GB HD.
 

Mindflux

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Well using that reasoning they wouldn't be putting hard drives in their computers or iPods.

edit: nevermind. I shouldn't have posted that here. I appologize to op.

They aren't marketing their Computer's drives as a backup solution, which most people are going to attribute to never losing their precious data.
:rolleyes:

LaCie drives are crap, that wold have been a terrible bundle.
LaCie doesn't make drives, so yeah I'd guess they are crap.
:confused:
 

CashGap

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That seems like a bad idea to me for two reasons:

First of all, it's just complicating the install process, plus, that's a terrible deal for a 500 GB HD.
Hmmm, seems simpler. Definitely faster.

$200 for Leopard family pack, $200 for the drive (OK, they were $187.50 at NewEgg but still), $100 for black tax... they coulda sold a boat load!
 

Veritas&Equitas

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LaCie makes enclosures. The drives are either Seagate or Western Digital's.
Semantics.

They're sold as "LaCie drives." Yes, they don't make the physical hard drive, but while bundled with the enclosure they are sold as coming from the LaCie company and sold as a proprietary drive produced by LaCie, known as "LaCie external hard drive."

When they break (which LaCie drives often do), you don't return it to Seagate, or WD.
 

Mindflux

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Semantics.

They're sold as "LaCie drives." Yes, they don't make the physical hard drive, but while bundled with the enclosure they are sold as coming from the LaCie company and sold as a proprietary drive produced by LaCie, known as "LaCie external hard drive."

When they break (which LaCie drives often do), you don't return it to Seagate, or WD.


I'll give you one guess where LaCie sends the drives back to when you have a warranty issue related to the hard disk.

You can do it, cmon now!
 

queshy

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They would never have done this nor should they have. It just creates confusion. Remember? One version. One price. You get everything. If you want an external HD, go buy one separately. Besides, everyone will probably want a different capacity drive so the package would not appeal to that many people.
 

Xeem

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They would never have done this nor should they have. It just creates confusion. Remember? One version. One price.
Exactly. This also backs up the point made by techlover828: to offer a "Special Edition" Leopard at a higher price point would be very Microsoft-esque; Jobs and Mac ads already gave Microsoft a ton of (well-deserved) crap over the existence of so many different Vista versions at different price points already.
 

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