Date Joined: 06/29/11
Pros: - No pro's at all
Cons: 1). The supplied short screws that go through the plate bottom into the 2.5in SSD are the wrong thread screws. You have to force them into the SSD drive threads.
2). The screw holes on the sides of the plate for the 3.5in bay mount are not standard 3.5in "hard drive" threads in the plate so you can't use your 3.5in drive bay's screws. This is a must for many drive cages, mine included.
3). The plate is too short to reach all four of the 3.5in drive bay screw holes, so you can only get two screws into the sides. The plate needs to be the length of a standard 3.5in drive to reach all side screws, this plate is not.
Overall Review: Really badly designed. Everything is designed wrong from the plate mounting holes to the included screw thread types.
A real shame!
Pros: Packaged well
Good overall condition
Mostly original parts
Cons: None, see comments regarding parts
Overall Review: Shipped in a large well padded box. Condition is good overall with very little scuffs. Shipping from CA USA took a while.
-1 for no os disc, no books, replacement kbd and mouse, 160GB hd. In fairness the item listing is correct, but still...
It would have been nice if they included the manuals and OS disc. The G5 manuals can be dl'ed as PDFs.
It is not the original Apple Pro keyboard and mouse, yet they are still available as new-old stock at many Mac stores or bulk.
The M9748LL/A typically shipped with a 250GB hard drive, not 160GB.
The unit I received had 1GB of memory (yay).
If you buy one of these and want to get it back to stock, expect to pay a few $hundred more to source the G5 manuals, OSX 10.4 or 10.5 disc, Apple Pro keyboard and mouse, Apple/WD 250GB HD, and even a bit more if you want to add the optional Airport, Bluetooth, or 56k Modem, but most of this can be had for a decent price on auction sites or mac stores.