MyService offers 750GB MacBook Pro hard drive upgrade service

Apple StoreMyService today announced a new 750GB hard drive upgrade for Apple’s MacBook Pro. These new Scorpio Blue drives by Western Digital are the largest mobile drives available. MyService has these drives in stock and the complete upgrade service is $375. The price includes the new 750GB drive, round trip shipping, professional installation and data transfer.

Your old hard drive is returned to you and can be used for backups. Since MyService is an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the 750GB upgrade will not void your Apple warranty. These drives are slightly higher than standard 2.5″ drives but fit perfectly in all Unibody MacBook Pros, the 13″ MacBook Unibody and the 17″ (Silver Keyboard) MacBook Pro.

MyService sends a custom laptop shipping container to you. Once it arrives, simply pack your laptop and send it back using the prepaid UPS shipping label. All shipping is insured and can be tracked online. You may drop your laptop at any one of the 4,200 UPS Store locations within the United States.

Once your laptop arrives at MyService, a certified technician installs the new drive and transfers the data over from your old drive. If your old hard drive is failing, a new operating system is installed. All drives feature a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

After the service is completed, your laptop is cleaned, tested and sent back to you, along with your old drive. All services are completed within 24 hours of arrival. MyService accepts purchase orders from education facilities.

More info here.

17 Comments

  1. Sep 02, 09 – 08:17 pmComment from: BlackWolf
    Western Digital, bound to fail.

    Hitachi just released a 500GB x 7200rpm notebook drive. I’ve never heard good things about WD drives.

  2. Ok, I would say that if the story mentioned any HDD maker there’d still be a slew of ” ‘X’ company’s hard drives are rubbish” comments…

    So. Anyone know who makes the best HDDs? And with all due respect, we need solid data, not your isolated experience.

  3. “Since MyService is an Apple Authorized Service Provider, the 750GB upgrade will not void your Apple warranty”

    That’s slightly misleading. Once you have the new drive in your MacBook Pro, your warranty gets split in 3. The new drive is warrantied by Western Digital. The work performed is warrantied by MyService, and Apple will only warranty the rest of the Mac.

    What this means is that if your Mac isn’t working and you take it to Apple or an Apple authorized service center that isn’t MyService and it turns out to be the drive, that service center may charge you a diagnostic fee and not replace the drive as a warranty service.

    The MacBook Pro has a pretty easy to replace hard drive and the unibody MacBook Pros are even easier. If you’re at all comfortable with hardware, you should just do it yourself.

  4. Most of the drives I have currently active are WD drives, although they are all 3.5-inch desktop size drives, not portables. I’ve had no problems with them. The are quiet and run cool.

  5. Or, you can just buy a 750 GB external 2.5″ WD drive from NewEgg, rip open the cheap enclosure, take out the drive, unscrew the back of your MacBook Pro, and replace it yourself. Total cost: $185. Total time: 45 minutes (took me about 30 minutes trying to get the case open nice before I just took a pair of scissors to the cheap plastic and cut it open.)

  6. Because you can’t find the bare drive without the enclosure for love or money. But the external is only about $10 more than what the bare drive would sell for, if you could find it, so it is not too bad.

  7. @qka

    Stop being dumb and read the article. It says right in there that the 750gb HDD is slighlty higher (as in 2.5mm) that the standard HDD, but WILL WORK WITH ALL MACBOOK PROS. Read the fricking specs on WD’s website. The 1TB and 750GB are the same exact size, so if Myservice is offering the 750GB, obviously the 1TB will work. Donate your mac to someone worthy and go buy a PC so that way you will stop giving Mac users bad information.

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