Is this a good price?

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  1. adam9c1, Aug 1, 2016
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    adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    2011 2.3
    8 GB
    120 GB SSD
    500 GB

    370 plus ship

    Is this good price?
     
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    Not for a 2011 machine, in my opinion. Closer to $300 yes, but $370 is too close to $400.
     
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    I just bought one. Average for $400 is a 2012: 2.3/8gb/500gb 5400. Standard machines with 4 gigs of ram are just under 400 used on eBay.
     
  5. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was a typo.

    120 SSD plus 500 stock spinner.

    Thing is I'm not comfortable opening the 2011 myself and upgrading / adding second drive. I've done it half a dozen times on 2009 and 2006? or 7 (whichever let me upgrade CPU to c2d).

    I posted earlier in forum here if any one is willing to upgrade HD SSD in a 2010 2011, no replies.
     
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  7. adam9c1, Aug 2, 2016
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    I Think the major difference between tle older vs 2009 was the hd fan or hd temp connector.

    2010+ innards scare me.
     
  8. Kaida macrumors regular

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    2010 and 2011 is almost the same 2 hdd/dvd connectors, 1 4pin fan and 1 5pin ir/power connector. 2010 has 3 more 2pin temp sensors. I don't even take out the antenna cable these days when changing drives, just slide out the mobo with the antenna plate.
     
  9. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Kaida, can you share a good 2nd HD kit for 2011?
     
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    personally, i feel that ifixit kit is better than the owc one in terms of cable quality.
     
  11. adam9c1, Aug 3, 2016
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    I saw the ifixit guide, OWC PDF, and a video I stopped watching half way through.

    At this time I'm not comfortable doing the upgrades myself, and since this is a pretty steep purchase for me don't want to Bork it. I will try an upgrade down the road when these machines are less expensive.

    Same spec machine sold for a little over $300 from the same buyer. I was outbid and away from computer / internet at the time.

    Since the seller is pretty quick to response to messages, I feel good about buying from him. Is flexible on different drive arrangements, and even will let me use my drive. I have a 1TB spinner drive which is a little fat, need to research if it will fit in MM.
     

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