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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
I'd remove the DVD drive from my laptop if it didn't leave a gaping hole in the chassis.
Duct tape! It's gray and shiny just like a mac!
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Originally Posted by Benladesh View Post
So soon Apple will make tiny disks, UMD style and they will patent that?
Nope. They're trying to sell downloadable content though an app store as if everyone has internet fast enough to download files <5GB in size.
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
LOL, I can't help but laugh at the Apple hate. Lets face it, this little thing is sleek and will look great in your entertainment center. It serves its purpose.

For Viridian - replace nVidia with Apple in your sig quote, hater.

For those talking about mac assuming you have FiOS or T1 in your home, this product isn't meant to appeal to Grandma and Grandpa who are pissed they gave up the power rotary antenna on their top of the TV, Apple products are designed to appeal to your techie mainstream consumer. As far as markets go, you gotta realize OCN is the goth community of the world. Considered outcasts, using computers for all the wrong reasons. Apple is the prep and jock community, in the limelight, hip, and popular.

And because its necessary every time you weigh in on an Apple thread, no, I'm not an Apple fanboy, I'm simply not ignorant like some posters
If it appeals to the techie mainstream consumer,would the techie consumers just build their own media rig?
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HDD fails; new HDD not under the proper file format.

GG.
Because once you format a drive as NTFS, it can't be reformatted ever again. Seriously dude?

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Originally Posted by http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
If you happen to encounter a situation in which you cannot start from the Recovery HD, such as your hard drive stopped responding or you installed a new hard drive without Mac OS X installed, new Mac models introduced after public availability of OS X Lion automatically use the Lion Internet Recovery feature

Edited by Dyson Poindexter - 7/26/11 at 12:57pm
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Apple is quite clueless. If your HDD fails, which is common with their drives, how are they going to format or repair?
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HDD fails; new HDD not under the proper file format.
GG.
Apple store (which can charge you hundreds if they don't have HDD replacement in the warranty.)
Apple doesn't even expect you to open the mac mini much less replace a bricked HDD.
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Because once you format a drive as NTFS, it can't be reformatted ever again. Seriously dude?
Tell that to my 2 1TB drives.
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Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post
Apple store (which can charge you hundreds if they don't have HDD replacement in the warranty.)
Apple doesn't even expect you to open the mac mini much less replace a bricked HDD.
If one is not nearby, how long is the typical wait period? Even off the best warranty systems, it can take up to a week to get your drive replaced. Doing it yourself is a mere 5 minutes.

Essentially, they are adding a hassle by removing the drive. Either way, it adds an inconvenience.
Edited by Domino - 7/26/11 at 1:04pm
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Tell that to my 2 1TB drives.
What are you trying to say? You told me that lion internet recovery wouldn't work with a new drive because it had the wrong format. What's wrong with your drives? Formatting takes just a minute.

If you can format a drive, a mac surely can.
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This move makes sense. Also makes sense why they pushed the deployment of Lion as download only.

Optical drives take up a lot of space too. I'm still waiting for programmers to ship programs using flash drives over DVD's. That will be sweeeet.
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What are you trying to say? You told me that lion internet recovery wouldn't work with a new drive because it had the wrong format. What's wrong with your drives? Formatting takes just a minute.

If you can format a drive, a mac surely can.
I'm not saying you can't format the drive, I'm saying without a hard ROM you won't have the option to do so if the drive isn't pre-formatted under the right file system. In fact, I had to load windows on my SSD before I could format the drives into a proper format.

So what option does apple have for this? An external? That's just going to add 100 bucks more to your already over-expensive, same price with a DVD drive, apple product. Sending your apple product away for a week under their best warranty option, or 3+ weeks is not going to be ideal. At least Dell allows me to self service.


Though I have to admit, I like that feature. However, I'm not exactly sure all of the minor details on how it works so I can't really comment on it yet. Saying one thing, and how it really is, is the typical apple agenda.
Edited by Domino - 7/26/11 at 1:10pm
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I'm not saying you can't format the drive, I'm saying without a hard ROM you won't have the option to do so if the drive isn't pre-formatted under the right file system. In fact, I had to load windows on my SSD before I could format the drives into a proper format.

So what option does apple have for this? An external? That's just going to add 100 bucks more to your already over-expensive, same price with a DVD drive, apple product. Sending your apple product away for a week under their best warranty option, or 3+ weeks is not going to be ideal.


Though I have to admit, I like that feature. However, I'm not exactly sure all of the minor details on how it works so I can't really comment on it yet.
The mac EFI "bios" has a PXE-like feature that boots the computer from apple's servers. The status of the hard drive installed does not matter.

Hope that clears it up.
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I'm not saying you can't format the drive, I'm saying without a hard ROM you won't have the option to do so if the drive isn't pre-formatted under the right file system. In fact, I had to load windows on my SSD before I could format the drives into a proper format.

So what option does apple have for this? An external? That's just going to add 100 bucks more to your already over-expensive, same price with a DVD drive, apple product. Sending your apple product away for a week under their best warranty option, or 3+ weeks is not going to be ideal.


Though I have to admit, I like that feature. However, I'm not exactly sure all of the minor details on how it works so I can't really comment on it yet.
I'm pretty sure they have a ROM-type OS on Mac's. My buddy deleted his entire HDD partition when trying to boot camp once. The boot loader looked almost like a mini OS, wouldn't be surprised if it had formatting abilities in it.

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