Comstar External Hard Drive 500GB $100 for Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ikermalli, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    Is that a good deal? It is 500 GBs, and it is ony $99.99, the 320 GB is 103.99 however. I read that it can work with macs, I will return my Maxtor Black Armor and get that. Is that a good deal?
     
  2. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    You can pick up a 1TB external drive for $100
     
  4. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    I don't know if you are looking for a portable or desktop drive, however I did buy a Maxtor One Touch 4 750GB for $90 at Best Buy during a sale. I am not sure if they still have the sale going, but it is something you might want to check out.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    ComStar comes across as pretty cheap. I've never had one fail on me, but it wouldn't surprise me. I believe mine came with a Samsung drive inside, but I swapped it for a WD after the enclosure fell off a table while the drive was running and killed it altogether.

    A while back Future Shop had a 500 GB LaCie drive on sale for $100, which is a much better deal on a much better brand. These days they're usually on for $120 I think, $140 or something for 1 TB. Keep your eyes open, they have pretty good sales from time to time. The ComStars are always on sale, which may tell you something.

    To the other posters: remember we're talking Canadian dollars here.

    Ah, clicked that second link you provided. That's a pretty decent price, but wait until it's on sale and you'll save another $10-$20.
     

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