MBP 750GB 7200RPM HDD upgrade cheaper then 3rd party?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SteveSwish, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. SteveSwish macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to put a 750GB 7200rpm HDD in my new MBP and I see its $135 to have apple upgrade it with my purchase while all "quality" 3rd party drives seem either closely priced or more expensive?

    ex.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST9750420AS/ - $120+SH
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136835 - $150
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Hitachi/0J12283/ - $134+SH

    Obviously you get a longer warranty from 3rd party but is it still a better option? Whats the quality of Apple's HDD? Anyone know of some better choices?
     
  2. dsiee macrumors newbie

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    Don't forget that if you add a 3rd party drive you can out the one you take out to use. So it's more of a 2 for 1 deal thing.
     
  3. SteveSwish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very true. The WD seems to be the best deal all around. Plus I found it on Amazon for $129 so I think im all set! Thanks
     
  4. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    One key thing about hard drives right now is the price. Due to the flooding in Thailand, those prices will keep going up and up. a 750GB drive was around $75 last week, now nearly double. Prices are horrible right now.
     

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