updated 06:50 pm EDT, Tue May 12, 2009
500 GB, 7200-RPM upgrade
TechRestore is now offering an overnight upgrade service for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, replacing stock hard drives with a new 500GB, 7200 RPM disk. The Seagate ST9500420AS drives have just become available, offering the largest capacity and fastest spindle-speed available in a single 2.5-inch drive. The new devices are unique in that they offer both the highest capacity and the faster spindle speed in one drive. Previous limitations forced laptop owners to choose lower RPM ratings to obtain higher storage capacity, or sacrifice capacity to get the speed of a 7200 RPM drive.
TechRestore claims to complete the upgrade with a 24-hour in-facility turnaround. The work is processed in a Mac-only secure facility and the company guarantees privacy. Technicians send e-mail updates as upgrades progress for easy user-tracking, and the standard service carries a one-year warranty. The company also assists customers with warranty services for the hard disk's 3/5 year warranty.
TechRestore's upgrade service, including the Seagate 500GB, 7200 RPM drive, can be obtained for $300 and includes full data transfer. Boot Camp partition transfer is also available for $40. The removed drive can be installed in a portable USB 2.0 case for $40. Shipping options start with self-shipping to TechRestore and free return ground shipping; return overnight adds $30, local FedEx drop-off and return overnight shipping costs $50 and overnight door-to-door shipping can be added for $100.