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PaRaGoNViCtiM
Jul 13, 2005, 06:16 PM
LaCie 160GB 7200 RPM External Hard Drive USB 2.0
A stylish place to put all of your music, videos and data.
-160GB
-7200 RPM
-Small footprint (VHS size)
-Ultra quiet
-Design by Porsche.

Product Specifications:
Drive Capacity 160GB
Internal or External External
Interface USB 2.0
Manufacturer LaCie
Manufacturer Model 300700U
Rotation Speed 7200 RPM
Cache Buffer Size 8MB
Burst Transfer Rate 34MB/s
Average Seek Time 11 ms
Warranty 1-year Manufacturer
Final Cost: $99.99 (After Instant Rebate.)

aznsal612
Jul 13, 2005, 06:18 PM
Considering a 160GB harddrive from Lacie cost $179 retail, I would say yes.

MacDawg
Jul 13, 2005, 06:21 PM
Is it new or used?

Macmall and others show about $120-$130

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

iKwick7
Jul 13, 2005, 06:24 PM
Where did you find this deal? Share the wealth!

dmw007
Jul 13, 2005, 06:40 PM
Great Deal. Can we have a link please.

PaRaGoNViCtiM
Jul 13, 2005, 07:04 PM
It's brand freakin' new! Sure, I will share with you guys...STAPLES BABY! Hurry it ends July 16th!!!!
Here is the link:
http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/sku.asp?PageType=1&Sku=601221&bcFlag=True&bcSCatId=3&bcSCatName=Technology&bcCatId=104&bcCatName=Drives+&+Storage&bcDeptId=2167&bcDeptName=Hard+Drives&bcClassId=142595&bcClassName=External+Hard+Drives

ll350
Jul 13, 2005, 07:13 PM
It's USB, so you can't *BOOT* a mac from it. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

iKwick7
Jul 13, 2005, 07:14 PM
It's brand freakin' new! Sure, I will share with you guys...STAPLES BABY! Hurry it ends July 16th!!!!
Here is the link:
http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/sku.asp?PageType=1&Sku=601221&bcFlag=True&bcSCatId=3&bcSCatName=Technology&bcCatId=104&bcCatName=Drives+&+Storage&bcDeptId=2167&bcDeptName=Hard+Drives&bcClassId=142595&bcClassName=External+Hard+Drives

Super thanks! I am buying one right now. :)

jeremy.king
Jul 13, 2005, 08:25 PM
It's USB, so you can't *BOOT* a mac from it. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.


I wish I could, but I have a Maxtor One Touch USB and it can't boot either :(

freiheit
Jul 13, 2005, 09:09 PM
Too bad it's USB 2.0. If it was Firewire I'd probably jump on it, but my Mac doesn't do USB 2.0 and investing in a USB 2.0 add-in card would make the price much less impressive. Oh well, thanks for sharing.

dmw007
Jul 13, 2005, 09:23 PM
It's brand freakin' new! Sure, I will share with you guys...STAPLES BABY! Hurry it ends July 16th!!!!
Here is the link:
http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/sku.asp?PageType=1&Sku=601221&bcFlag=True&bcSCatId=3&bcSCatName=Technology&bcCatId=104&bcCatName=Drives+&+Storage&bcDeptId=2167&bcDeptName=Hard+Drives&bcClassId=142595&bcClassName=External+Hard+Drives

Thanks for the link. Staples will on occasion have some awesome deals! This HD for this price...very cool! :D

ITASOR
Jul 13, 2005, 09:25 PM
Too bad it's USB 2.0. If it was Firewire I'd probably jump on it, but my Mac doesn't do USB 2.0 and investing in a USB 2.0 add-in card would make the price much less impressive. Oh well, thanks for sharing.

USB 2.0 card.....are you thinking like $15? Just checking, some people think they are a lot more.