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


Sun Baked

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

rockstarjoe

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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...
 

jdechko

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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...
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.
 

squeeks

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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.
correct there are no 7200RPM 250gb drives
 

jdechko

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correct there are no 7200RPM 250gb drives
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.