Reputable online Canadian retailers?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fistful, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. fistful macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    Well I need to order a new HD for my powerbook and I'd like to buy it online but I don't know the best places to look. Besides I'd really like to know for future reference.

    In the past I've only ever used ncix.com, futureshop.ca or amazon.ca for software/cd's/dvd's.

    A few suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    Is it stereotyping to assume CanadaRAM will have some kinda suggestion for this question?
     
  3. fistful thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Hmmm... OK, I'll weigh in. Wouldn't want to spoil the stereotype...

    The thing to watch for with hard drives is that you get the full manufacturer's warranty (5 years on the Seagate Momentus series). You don't want a "pull" or an OEM drive that has 0 - 1 year warranty on it.

    I particularly like the Seagates, the 5400 RPM 8 Mb cache units are the best price performance, the 7200 RPMs are a tad faster but more pricey, if you're set on a 7200 I would hold out as long as you can for the price to drop. The 60 Gb 5400 RPM is in the sweet spot at the moment.

    Don't forget, you should budget for an external 2.5" firewire case to put your old drive in after you swap (it also makes it MUCH easier to transfer your drive contents to the new drive). MacAlly has a decent FW/USB combo 2.5"

    PM me for additional information.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  5. fistful thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    Thanks CanadaRAM for the advice but I was more or less looking for a place to buy rather than what to buy.

    Although I was looking towards a Seagate 100GB 5400rpm drive and a 160GB FW Lacie external. The original drive in my powerbook is shot I'm afraid.
     

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