Anyone know why NewEgg is charging more for the Hitachi 7K200 160GB than the 200GB?

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  1. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

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  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the 160 has Perpendicular recording i think, whereas the 200 doesn't. could be that?
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Or simply that the 160GB drive hasn't needed a stock reorder yet, and thus they haven't updated prices.
     
  4. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking at the 200GB one. The price is good. :)
     
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  6. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    Why not buy a Western Digital 250GB Passport and take the drive out from that? That's what I did with my Macbook... cost only $180 at Best Buy. Just an idea...
     
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    Possibly because they're looking at 7200 RPM drives while the 250GB WD is most likely a 5400 RPM drive, if it's a WD branded Scorpio Drive-which I can't imagine they'd use something else.
     
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    correct there are no 7200RPM 250gb drives
     
  10. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

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    My mistake... I didn't realize they were faster drives. The WD's are 5400.
     
  11. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Not yet anyway. Besides, I think I'm more interested in the new 2.5" 320 Gb drive just announced (Samsung, I think). Only spins at 5400 but it'd be a nicely sized drive for a laptop.
     

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