Just like everyone else I have been waiting for something new to report about Apple Computers (other than the iPad). In other words I am waiting for newer, faster processors in the MacBook Pro line of laptops (all the other Apple products are probably of great interest to someone, but they don’t mean much to me).
I travel constantly and I am looking to replace my very old 17-inch Mac laptop (I won’t say which model, it is too embarassing) with a 13-inch MacBook Pro (and one of those new portable external monitors from MEDL Technology, when they become available). Since I use my laptop for storing and editing photographic images I of course want as much storage as possible on my internal HDD. I also carry an external drive for image back-up but I don’t want that to be my working drive, only back-up and portable archival storage.
So we obviously don’t have our speedy new MacBook Pro’s yet, but internal storage has just reached the magic 1-Terabyte mark (at least for Mac users in the Unites States of American and Canada). I have included a press release from TechRestore below.
1-Terabyte Hard Drive Upgrade For MacBook and MacBook Pro Now Availble
Concord, CA Mar 26, 2010 in Services
[prMac.com] Concord, California – TechRestore, Inc. announced today that they have begun offering the first 1 Terabyte Drive Upgrade service for MacBook and MacBook Pro systems that includes same-day and overnight installation, data transfer and free shipping.
Break the storage barrier with the new 1 Terabyte laptop drive that is compatible with 13 and 15 inch MacBook and MacBook Pro Unibody systems and the original MacBook Pro 17″ models. TechRestore’s high-speed same-day and overnight hard drive upgrade service includes installation by an Apple Certified Technician of the new drive into the users MacBook or MacBook Pro, data transfer from the old hard drive onto the new drive and Free return shipping. An exact clone of the users data is transferred to the new drive, ready for immediate use when their Mac is returned to them. Clients also have the option of having their old hard drive installed into an external enclosure, which works great with the revolutionary Time-Machine backup feature in Mac OS X.
Nationwide door-to-door pickup service is available for the upgrade as well as local pickup from one of over 4000 TechRestore local pickup centers throughout the United States. Mac users in the San Francisco Bay Area can drop off their Mac at the TechRestore repair center in Concord.
“This new 1 Terabyte drive is incredible”, said Shannon Jean, Founder and President of TechRestore. “Mac users can now take it all with them, without having to use external storage to save their music and video collections and other data. We’re thrilled to be installing the new drive into systems today.”
Pricing and Availability:
The upgrade is available immediately with pricing as follows: Overnight 1 Terabyte MacBook and MacBook Pro Unibody Hard Drive Upgrade Service with Data Transfer & Free Return Shipping: $329 (USD).
Created out of a passion for the products we sell and service, TechRestore brings together an unmatched repair and product expertise team to provide repairs, upgrades & recoveries for electronic devices such as Mac Laptops, iPhones, iPods, Mac minis, Apple TVs and video game systems.
TechRestore has been featured in hundreds of print and web publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Wired magazine and has been awarded the prestigious MacWorld Expo Best of Show for their work with MacBook Pro unibody systems. With more than 20-years of experience providing solutions for our customers, we’ve still kept our sense of wonder about how fortunate we are to work with these fantastic products and people each day. TechRestore customers can rest assured that while their products may fail them, TechRestore never will. TechRestore has locations in the United States and Canada.
TechRestore provides simply awesome, same-day and overnight repairs for Apple Mac laptops such as the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook and iBook. We repair and sell parts for iPhones, iPod touch, Mac Mini, Apple TV and Sony PSP gaming systems. Our refurb group sells restored MacBook and MacBook Pro systems at unbelievable price points. And perhaps most importantly, each repair includes a free Ninja. Copyright (C) 2010 TechRestore, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, MacBook, iPhone, iPod, PowerBook and iBook are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.