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Hello all,

I am hunting for a new machine.

I have a question to all the B&W experts here.

How do you tell a REV A from a REV B?

From what i have read, the B's seem to be the way to go. I would end up adding in a massive HD, maxing RAM, and adding a Combo-Drive. With this in mind, it seems that the "B" is the way to go.

Please help, i don't want to buy an "A" by accident.

Thanks,

Peter
 

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I'm really tired of the Rev A slandering.

I have a Rev A. I have upgraded the Hard Drive twice for capacity reason and that's all. I've switched the optical drives. And there's nothing wrong with it.

Rev A's are perfectly good machines, it seems to me that there are a few bad apple (pun intended) but that's it. Rev A's are quite reliable workhorses.

Peter, if you're looking for a B&W, I have one for sale in the Trading Post, all decked out.
 

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The easiset way is to look at the IDE controller. Most also have a U bracket for adding a second drive. Go over to the XLR8YourMac and look at the pictures...

Having said that, the Rev A's aren't that bad. It takes a bit to find a drive that works well with it, but once you do, it will work fine.

The other drive alternative is to use either SCSI drives or add an IDE controller in one of the PCI slots...
 
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