Seagate 400GB SATA-300 5 year warranty, $99 SHIPPED

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  1. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Fantastic deal for a nice sized chunk of storage:

    http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4799749

    I brought this up in a Feeler thread in Marketplace and people started talking about it, and didn't see a post in here so thought I should make one.

    Excellent price for a drive with all the latest tech -- perpendicular recording, SATA-II (SATA-300), 16MB cache, and a 5 year warranty. I ordered one today. Remember to select Ground Shipping to get free shipping; I'm very lucky and get all my Outpost orders the very next business day even with Ground Shipping because they have a warehouse in my town (Lafayette, IN).

    My opinions:
    I have slowly been switching over all my drives to Seagates since my fantastic personal experiences with Western Digital (20% failure rate) and IBM/Hitachi (40% failure rate) drives. :rolleyes: I have found Maxtors to be mostly reliable (have only lost one Maxtor out of about 12), but I find them too noisy. I currently own 10 hard drives, most of them in my file server (which now will be 1.6TB once this new drive arrives), and 7 of them are Seagates. I have never lost a Seagate drive made within the last three years (in the old old days, they sucked, but now they're the best), and I've been through a heck of a lot of drives. The 5-year warranty on Seagates is also second to none, and they're quiet to boot.
     
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    Because they changed it!

    DAMMIT, they changed the price before I could order it.
     
  5. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow that sucks. I'm glad I jumped on that last night.
     
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    wow, I was gonna say, $99 seemed too good to be true... maybe it was a mistake.
     
  7. Tramalon macrumors newbie

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    Don't sweat it. It'll be back....check 'ol dealmac.com occasionally and you'll see it again.
     
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    True, I will have to be patient and wait.

    Man that was a great deal too.

    Thanks for the link.
     
  9. rogersmj thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, it's not a mistake. That's in line with Outpost's good sales on hard drives -- usually they have a really hot deal at least once a week on a hard drive. A year ago I got a 300GB hard drive for $99 from Outpost when they were retailing for $200, just like this 400GB deal. I bet this deal or something like it will be back soon.
     
  10. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh bummers. $99 is such a steal! Well, since I didn't catch it on time, I just went to Fry's and they're selling it for $129 there. Still not too bad, you're saving about $70. So I picked up two of them while I was there. :-D
     
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