Check out the hot deal on 500GB HDs I just got...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by slabbius, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. slabbius macrumors member

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    Stumbled across this: Hitachi 7200RPM 500GB SATA

    The drives are $169.99 - $40 rebate, that brings them to $129.99 each. I bought two...

    Hope someone else finds this usefull
     
  2. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    I paid 129 for some Samsung 500 GB SATA OEM drives today at Microcenter.
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Reeeeally? Where was this? The Microcenter near me has no such deals, and I could use some more drives...
     
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    The Microcenter in Overland Park. Did you check the OEM section in the BYOC part of the store? They had an entire rack of OEM drives.
     
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    I didn't know there was a Microcenter in Overland Park. I've always wanted to go to one, but have never seen one. I'm in Blue Springs, and could probably take a long drive this weekend.
     
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  7. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, I haven't been to the Microcenter in about a week, but last time I went they wanted $200+ for a 500GB. I guess I should go back tomorrow and check it out! Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Are you familiar with Metcalf road? Its at the corner of Metcalf and 95th Street, in the same shopping plaza as Michael's. There is also a Borders and some other stores over there as well.
     
  9. hal0n macrumors regular

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    i have those hitachi drives and they are a pita because you have to use some windows software to enable 3gbs mode... they ship in 1.5gbs mode. i would really recommend getting something with jumpers.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I hope that this "deal" doesn't come back to bite you when the drive fails and you lose all your data :-\
     
  11. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    As long as you never hit 150MB/s sustainable transfer speeds, there is absolutely no reason to worry. Just because the bandwidth is available doesn't mean a certain device uses it.

    Let me be clear on one thing, current hard drive designs do not come near the theoretical bandwidth.
     
  12. booksacool1 macrumors 6502

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    Depends. The rather large cache nowdays could probably do more then sata1. But yeah sustained bandwidth is well well below the bus speed. Even with ata-100 there was no real bottleneck.
     

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