The Mac Pro has a specific hard drive for sale in the Apple Store for $549.00. The drive has the following specs:
- Serial ATA
- 3GB per second
- 7200 RPM
Amazon has a hard drive with the
same specs for $169.99.
The only difference I can tell is that the Apple hard drive label says it has "Apple HDD Firmware". What exactly is the benefit of this firmware and is there something I am missing that make up for the price difference in these two drives?
Update: My initial comparison between the two drive was unfair. Apparently 2TB drives that are 3 GB/S and 7200 RPM are quiet a bit more than $169.99. Dell has a 2 TB SATA Caviar Black from Western Digital that is $319.99, which is closer to Apple's price.