One of the best changes for the new Macbook Pro line-up is the ability to more easily change the hard drive. This has been available for us Macbook owners for a while now.

The folks over at Other World Computer (MacSales.com) are offering some upgrades instead of paying the oh so messed up Apple prices (that’s another article coming shortly).

OWC is selling a 500GB 2.5″ 5400RPM Samsung hard drive, with a three-year warranty, for only $179.99. Apple attempts to get users to pay upwards of $200 for a 320GB 5400 RPM Hard drive. This is 50% more space for less than what Apple would charge. With the ease of installing the new hard drive. Granted, you do have a bit to do in order to copy the hard drive over. Pair your new hard drive with one of these Newer Tech Universal Drive Adapters for $29.99 and you’ll have all that you need to copy over your information.

While you’re tearing apart your new toy, why not save some more money and max out the Memory capacity of your machine to 4GB on either the Macbook or the Macbook Pro. OWC’s got a pair of 2GB DDR3 1066MHz memory sticks for $139.99. That’ll save you about $10 off the Apple price.

So spiff up your new machine to max it out as much as possible. You’ll be glad that you did.

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