Upgrade MacBook to 250 GB for $130 ymmv

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by the80y, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. the80y macrumors newbie

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    With Leopard being released on Friday I have been considering upgrades for my MacBook Pro C2D 2.33. My hard drive size of 120 gb was good until I split it up for boot camp, now leopard will take even more space up so I have been eying 250 GB drives from Other World Computing as a replacement for the stock drive. I found instructions at Richard's Notes for replacing MacBook Pro hard drives, I understand it is much easier for MacBooks.

    Then I found this youtube video about disassembling Western Digital Passport portable hard drives with one hand. (yes it is that easy) Which reveals a SATA 2.5 hard drive.

    Here is the deal part, Staples has these 250gb passport drive which contain a WD WDGWD2500BEVS on sale for $162.98 (staples Item 702524) Combine that with a $30 off $150 coupon and a couple of stackable ink coupons and you have the drive for $123.98 plus tax with free shipping. That is far less than the $180 at OWC and you end up with an external enclosure to put your old drive in to use with Time Machine.
    You may have to do the order by phone as staple sometimes is screwy about apply multiple coupons but will usually be more helpful by phone.
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  3. chrisgeleven macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, neat idea.

    Looking at Staples' site, it appears that there is also a $16 instant coupon on the 250GB WD portable external HD.

    That means the price is $144.98. Catch is now I am not sure if the $50 off $150 order coupon applies, so you may have to add something $5.02 or higher to the order.

    That means you would get it for $125, not counting the ink coupons.
     
  4. the80y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep top of the heap in size currently available only at 5400 rpm from Hitachi as model Travelstar™ 5K250 and Western Digital as the Scorpio WDGWD2500BEVS
     
  5. the80y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they would not let me use both the $16 instant coupon and the 30 off 150 so I opted for the larger coupon. there are also some 20 off 100 and 25 off 125 floating around that might work.
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    wow, i didn't realize they made 250 in a 2.5". i thought it was just 200 GB. this might be worth upgrading :cool:
     

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