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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.
Good to know. Any drive, or does it have to be an apple? And if so, a link for verification would be appreciated. I've dealt with many recovery disks that wouldn't boot as the hard drive was not exact to the original.
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Good to know. Any drive, or does it have to be an apple? And if so, a link for verification would be appreciated. I've dealt with many recovery disks that wouldn't boot as the hard drive was not exact to the original.
The macs I've worked on will take any drive. I'm assuming this is the same for the new Lion-age ones but I can't confirm it personally.

My source is http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

While it's a pain in the butt to swap a drive, it is entirely possible.
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The macs I've worked on will take any drive. I'm assuming this is the same for the new Lion-age ones but I can't confirm it personally.

My source is http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

While it's a pain in the butt to swap a drive, it is entirely possible.
Some of the newer model iMacs use a kind of drive bay which only allows Apple hard-drives in it. Or I think it was because they use a different kind of SATA power connector.
Edited by Crecente - 7/26/11 at 1:23pm
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The macs I've worked on will take any drive. I'm assuming this is the same for the new Lion-age ones but I can't confirm it personally.

My source is http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

While it's a pain in the butt to swap a drive, it is entirely possible.
That's a plus 1 to apple in my book.

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Some of the newer model iMacs use a kind of drive bay which only allows Apple hard-drives in it.
K, maybe a half point.
Edited by Domino - 7/26/11 at 1:27pm
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first they kill the music cd now dvd and cd data too this is going to far
 
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The Recovery features are awesome. Pretty cool that it downloads Lion to new hard-drives and installs it without an OS.
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I agree, the Recovery features are awesome. Pretty cool that it downloads Lion to new hard-drives and installs it without an OS.
I just started to wonder about the potential security implications of this set-up are...
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K, maybe a half point.
It's a proprietary interface cable, the drive itself has a standard sata connector. Hopefully the cable won't fail.
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The Recovery features are awesome. Pretty cool that it downloads Lion to new hard-drives and installs it without an OS.
For instance, PXE boot, which sysadmins and tech enthusiasts have been using for years?

Yeah, if Apples "new feature" makes you think that's pretty good, just wait until you seen an entire room of PC's installing Windows simultaneously over the network! Ever wonder that LAN boot is?

^This is another reason people don't like Apple. They release a decade old feature, bundle it up as new and the fans gorge themselves on it.
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What if the user is without internet? Granted it's not going to happen often in the present where someone can't get a connection, but that is a bit limiting.
Hopefully if you're replacing a hard drive, you're going to do it at your house or at least at a coffee shop that has wifi.

Overall, I'd still like to see the USB flash drive restore option included with the machine. You can make one yourself, but who does that?
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