Best Buy Review by amusement420
Mac Instructions Quiet Great OEM Price & Packing
I replaced my 2006 Mac Pro original HDD. On that Mac theres no cables nor software required. Just plug it in. So this OEM bare drive was just what I needed.
Its pre-formatted for PCs. If its installed in a Mac it alerts you that its not readable. Dont be alarmed. It has to be formatted with the Disk Utility app that came with your Mac. It can also be partitioned and made bootable in any Mac OS X. Search Apples site for specific instructions as this bare drive doe not come with any.
The 7200rpm drive itself is very quiet. Its WDs Blue category. WDs web site has model comparisons to Green and Black.
It doesnt come in a fancy retail box with cables, manual or software which constitutes this as a bare drive. The product photo shows the insides of the drive. But its completely encased in metal so dont get confused that is why its called a bare drive. I bring that up because my friend didnt understand the terminology. I can see the potential confusion as people are used to buying in the retail packaging.
It was shipped quickly double-boxed in a heavy-duty kraft box with the standard thick plastic holders and sealed in its original antistatic bag.
BB price matched a competitor, I used a Rewards Certificate from my recent MacBook Pro Retina purchase, today I saw BB went on sale so they price matched. Very happy with the deal.