WD1001FALS hd great for macpro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by umbilical, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi, I receive my WD1001FALS, is great so silence! peace of mind, I was think on buy the "green" for silence but I choose this "black" for better performance and speed and warranty 5 years... and is great.

    I buy on OWC, the only problem, they dont say taht is NOT! A RETAIL BOX, is a OEM, $139! on amazon $100 for the same product! I buy on OWC beacuse I think that I'll recieve a retail box... but well the hd is silence, Iam happy with that!
     
  2. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    a little review for prevent users to buy on OWC for that drive and buy on amazon... more cheap and same product...
     
  3. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    What are you expecting from a retail box vs OEM?
     
  4. rylin macrumors 6502

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    Silly puppy, the drive is retail.
    It is, however, in OEM packaging.

    If it were an actual OEM drive, it'd most likely have custom firmware on it and a very different warranty.
     
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    I believe that the bare WD Black drives carry the same warranties as the retail-boxed ones do. Aside from getting a fancy box, there's no point in buying a retail-boxed drive. You also don't need the SATA cable or the (typically) PC-only backup software that gets bundled with most boxed products. In your case, it would be a total waste of $30.
     
  6. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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  7. aibo macrumors 6502

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    this is either the worst review i've ever read, or just a terrible price comparison. i can't decide.
     
  8. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    retail better protection, oem package suck, but well the hd arrive well, is now working, I dont hear it! I love the silence! ;) I buy 2 more soon on amazon! of course!
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Seriously, OWC has never shipped a drive without better protection than I've gotten from a retail store. I can prove this too. Typically the box is 2x the size it needs to be, it is packed in these neat crate-like plastic deals with bubble wrap and everything. That is opposed to the drive, stuck in plastic in a thin paper box. Yeah, $140 at OWC for the same drive at Amazon ... that's just obvious what you'd buy but if you think OWC is giving retail packaging you're nuts. I think you're overly pretentious about your packaging but that's just me.
     
  10. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    That's the point of OEM bare minimum for a lower price.

    But yeah it is a good HD I have two in my Mac Pro as a matter of fact.
     

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