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

    Oct 26, 2011
    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?

    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

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rual NSW, Aus
    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

    Oct 26, 2011
    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


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    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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