3.5 inch SATAIII drives
2.5 inch laptop drives here...
MacGurus is carrying a great performing selection of SATA
hard drives. All of our manufacturers have something of a following from
the Mac community, rightly so since the
manufacturing processes give reliability, low noise and low operating temperatures
fairly evenly with all of them. We are very particular as to which models we sell. We
only offer those drives which both pass extensive compatibility and reliability testing in
MacGurus' test lab, but which also have a low incidence of failures by the much greater
realm of general computer using public. Any drive that shows a high failure or compatibility
issue rate is not going to be offered here. We are selective in what we offer so you get
the best drive possible for your needs.
WARRANTY INFORMATION: All hard drives sold by MacGurus carry
a manufacturer's 1,2, or 3 year replacement warranty supplied and serviced by the drive manufacturer. Seagate and Hitachi do a fair to middling job, with very
few exceptions, satisfying end user warranty replacement needs. They are routinely quick and responsive, even preshipping replacement drives when
required by circumstances (this usually requires giving them a credit card to securitize the shipment of a drive). Warranty
in all cases is first determined by serial number on the drive. The only
time a purchase receipt is required for warranty coverage is if a failure
occurs after the three
year from manufacture (based on serial number) date BUT before the three
year from purchased date.
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATAIII drive. Seagate is shifting almost all desktop drive models into the Barracuda 7200.14 model. These drives have a huge 1TB per platter capacity. Great performer and compatibility with all Macs and external enclosures. These drives are perfect for any use. A 4 platter, 4TB version is now shipping. The 1 TB model has a single platter and the drive is a little thinner. NOTE: 3TB and 4TB versions do not work correctly in all Firewire or USB enclosures.
Hitachi Deskstar SATAIII drive - killer performance and huge capacity!
These drives meet all our expectations in Intel based Macs. 150 MB/sec transfer rates lead all
7200 RPM drives. Completely compatible inside your Intel based Mac. Perfect
for use in Burly eSATA enclosures and hardware RAID. 3TB and 4TB version not recommended yet in all Firewire enclosures.
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