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  1. giovanni macrumors regular

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    Just wondering what you guys thought about this place. I find them very good and often they have great prices (even though I have a feeling not overwhelmengly advertised). I just bought from them a 120gb WD SE (8mb buffer) for $139 and 512k pc2700 samsung memory for $79 each. Certainly their prices beat most of the places I normally hear about around here. And their service seems very good. And shipping expenses are something like 50c 2 day delivery.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    I'm pretty satisfied with their service, I bought a 40GB IBM Travelstar for my iBook from them and I have no complaints with it whatsoever.

    The site was a bit wierd to navigate but no problems with their service or products otherwise.
     
  3. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Good Site

    GoogleGear is a great place to buy. I bought an 80GB IBM 7200RPM Drive (ATA 133!) for 92 dollars shipped! Next day shipping!

    Its pretty sweet, and I have had no problems.
     
  4. giovanni thread starter macrumors regular

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    interesting ! which iBook model do you have ? I have a 700Mhz iBook and it would be nice to double its hd capacity. I thought it would not be possible. Did you install the hd yourself ? if so, was it easy ?

    I myself actually also like their site, but I guess that tends to be subjecive.
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    I've got a clamshell, the stock 6GB was way too small for just the basic stuff I do, I upped it to a 40GB and now it's almost half full, quite a bit faster too since it's a 5400rpm vs. a 4200rpm, plus it has 8MB cache, yadda yadda, more boring numbers.....

    Installation wasn't exactly easy, but it wasn't too difficult either, I only came up with three extra screws, I was expecting something like ten.[​IMG]

    If you can find a service manual for it and you have reasonable taking-apart-small-and-sensitive-devices skills then go for it.[​IMG]

    It will most likley void your warrenty though, so you have to really love your iBook if you want to do this.[​IMG]
     
  6. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    I'm going to get another gig of RAM from them, I've only heard good things.

    Those 200GB WD drives look pretty hot an' tempting, too ;)
     
  7. giovanni thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok cool,
    I see I am not the only one who likes them. It is probably my favorite place. I was wondering why I never saw it mentioned anywhere. And I noticed that often when they don't have something in a matter of a few days they get it (this just happened with the pioneer A05, the retail model only unfortunately).

    gio
     
  8. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    yeah WD's 200 GB is so sweet, their 250s are just around the corner.

    Tyler
     

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