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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: mike666 on Aug 02, '05 02:22:46PM

The drives which ship with Apple's machines are generally referred to as "Apple drives" regardless of the OEM source. They are actually branded with the Apple logo and usually have ROMs tweaked according to Apple's specs. Aftermarket replacements are subsequently referred to as "3rd-party".



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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: speedtrials on Aug 02, '05 04:27:25PM

apple hasn't touched hard drive firmware thing since OS 9. nowadays a fujitsu/toshiba/whatever hard drive with an apple sticker is just a fujitsu/toshiba/whatever hard drive



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One possible fix for a slow third-party hard drive
Authored by: mike666 on Aug 03, '05 06:15:07PM

...unless you're dealing with warranty issues (which, as an Apple Specialist, I do every day), then a drive which shipped with an Apple machine is an Apple Drive and one which didn't is 3rd-party. Apple also doesn't make their own video cards, power supplies, and many of the other components inside their machines - they're contracted out to other companies - but they're branded with the Apple logo and ordered and shipped through Apple's distribution so they are all Apple parts. Even non-Apple branded Samsung RAM that ships with a machine is called Apple RAM because it's part of that config and warrantied through them.



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