Apple seems to be having big problems with supplies of the 7200 RPM 320 GB hard drive

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I've been waiting for my MBP to ship for over a week now. I've called Apple and they said they have no idea when it will ship. Online order status says ~Nov 5 delivery. Have others ordered later then Oct 14 (I ordered on Oct 16) and have any positive shipping status news?

    To those considering getting the drive through Apple, I highly recommend getting the standard 5400 RMP version, or the 7200 RMP 250 GB drive, and swap out the drive themselves if it becomes necessary (the 7200 320 one can be bought for ~$100 I think). For me it's not worth making the change now, since it would probably not ship earlier than early Nov anyway (5 days delay for the non-CTO MBP's at present).
     
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    I ordered an hour or so after the keynote the 2.8 with 320GB 7200rpm HD which said it was 8 days to get ready for shipping. Bumped up from 7 only because of the 2.8ghz.

    Mine was shipped earlier today and should be here around the 1st (apple said 3/4 when i ordered) so mines not been to bad.
     
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The 2.8GHZ 320GB 7200RPM does seem to be a very popular choice.
     
  4. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    It was like £34 more with the Higher Education discount so silly not to :)
     
  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I totally agree. It's the one I would have if I was going to change now. So far I've managed to resist the temptation, but we will have to see!

    You must be very excited at the prospect of receiving yours.
     
  6. radx macrumors newbie

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    How about just 2.8 option? I think 2.8 is pretty popular too.
     
  7. jasonrm macrumors member

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    It might be because I ordered right after as soon as the Apple Store went up the first time (my order was in at 11:20 AM PDT), but FedEx delivered my new 2.8GHz MacBook Pro 320GB/7200RPM on Tuesday, Oct 21.

    Hope you guys who are still waiting don't have to wait too much longer...
     
  8. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Im refreshing every spare minute i have :D

    I think i got about another 6 days! :( The UK have to wait AGES for them if there CTO!
     
  9. Roxas macrumors newbie

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    :(

    Well I Ordered A Macbook Pro But With The SSD And iwork On The 17th. It said 3-5 business days and today it's been one week and it hasn't shipped at all. I called apple and they said it would be out today or monday..... :mad: I hope its true
     
  10. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    My 2.4 MB shipped and UPS lost it.:mad::mad::mad: Called Apple and they sent me another one out. Almost 2 weeks and my MB still not here. I ordered a MBP and MB. The MBP is for my work and the MB is for me. Got the MBP a week ago. Its very nice!! Now if my MB comes here I will be happy!:D
     
  11. djon41 macrumors regular

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    i ordered a 2.53 with the 320@7200 on the 18th and its been shipped (yesterday)...due to arrive on tuesday, but im thinking it might be monday.
     
  12. unitethenations macrumors member

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    I just tried an order on the apple store / dev store and it seems that 2.8/320@7200 orders are back to the 3-5 day estimated time, so to everybody who ordered this week and got a 7-10 time it may actually be less (or at maximum 3-5 from now).
     
  13. Pneublet macrumors member

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    I hope you're right. I was almost considering canceling my order and upgrading my own harddrive. Delayed gratification has always been difficult for me.
     
  14. demenas macrumors member

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    Congrats on the new laptop!:apple:

    How do you find the heat of the system with that combo of CPU and hard drive? I often lean back in a chair and have my laptop sitting on my legs. Will it be too hot?

    I currently have a 2nd Gen MBP C2D 2.33Ghz with a 320GB 5400rpm drive and the heat is acceptable.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  15. charlieg macrumors newbie

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    My son ordered his 2.8 7.2k 320 MBP on the 17th and it was delivered on the 24th. The store said ships in 3-5 days when he placed the order and it went out on the 22nd (expedited shipping).
     
  16. allanibanez macrumors regular

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    I ordered my exact same spec MBP on the same day as you (macbook123). I had an email through yesterday that it had shipped and i could expect it as early as friday.
     
  17. Ombatay macrumors newbie

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    Well... I have a 2.53 w/ 7200 320 gb hd... but I went about getting mine a bit different. Newegg has the seagate momentus 7200 320 for 109$ w/ free shipping, and to boot, they throw in a free USB 2.0 enclosure. Ordered that the day of the keynote, bought my MBP at the apple store the next day.

    In doing so I saved ~30$ in taxes by going out of cook county to buy it (cook county, IL taxes are 10.25 f***ing percent), and I saved 50$ by not buying the 7200 rpm BTO option. so a net savings of 80$ by not having it shipped to my home, which is in cook county. And I got it "now." But then I spent 109 on the external drive... but 109-80 = 29$ 320 gb external HD.

    Just something to consider for those who haven't BTO'd yet. May not have the tax savings for those living outside chicagoland, but even a 59$ external "pocket" 320 gb hd is pretty good too, I'd say. And the hard drive swap was really easy, esp since I had the external case already. Imaged the existing drive onto the new one, then swapped. Easy peasy.
     

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