Early '08 Purchasing additional hard drives

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  1. OnePumpChump macrumors regular

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    In anticipation of my new arrival, I am looking to purchase additional brand new 1TB hard drives for the pro, for the lowest cost. Where did you go? What are your recommendations? Seagate, WD, or others. What sites? Does it come with any warranties?
     
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  3. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    750GB Samsung SpinPoint F1's are $150 shipped at the Egg.

    Quiet too.

    Link

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  4. kcdude macrumors regular

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    Just picked up a few of these myself....scared away from the Seagates with possible firmware issues.
     
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    I ordered two of these. Best in $/GB and performance right now.
     
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    Good find, though still not quite as good $/GB as the 750's.

    BTW, why do you care that it's not OEM? OEM are the same thing with less packaging.
     
  8. OnePumpChump thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is definately a nice find. I might have to drop the whole TB and highly consider the 750.
     
  9. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I don't care whether it's OEM or not, but this same drive is selling in newegg for 270, so I thought it was cool this was retail and cheaper...
     
  10. ibenick macrumors newbie

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    I just bought one of the new Seagate 750's (7200.11) for my new Mac Pro. I didn't have any firmware issues with the cache but did have a very loud, intermittent whining noise. Newegg took it back no questions asked and I replaced it with two of the Samsung Spinpoint 750's, so far working like a charm.
     
  11. big dainjerus macrumors regular

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    why would you guys choose the samsung 750s over the 1TB? What are the pros/cons?
     
  12. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I'd say cost per gig is the biggest pro for going with a 750. Many 750's can be had for about .20 per gig, while the 1TB's are .27 or higher. Additionally, you have to really consider your backup strategy when you are working with a 1TB drive.

    I personally went with the WD 750 SE-16 (AAKS), with 16 meg buffer. It was 154.99 shipped on Newegg. Link

    Of course now that I've bought it, the Samsung is 5 bucks cheaper :rolleyes:. Murphy's Law I guess. However, I've always been partial to WD. They haven't given me a problem. The only noisy drive I own is a 74 gig Raptor, but the noise is expected with that drive anyway.
     
  13. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Heh, I've had problems with a WD 100 GB Drive in a PC I built about five years ago.... they replaced it with a 160 and the problems went away.

    I recently found it again and plunked it in my old Beige G3... the third drive. It's actually the noisiest, makes a lot of spin-up noise. But yeah, the Spin F1s are nice.

    If I ever build a new PC I'll probably get a couple of those.. one for OS X and one for Windows. Maybe a third for backup and whatnot.
     
  14. big dainjerus macrumors regular

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    Can you please elaborate on this for me?
     
  15. itou macrumors regular

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    i would imagine that the bigger the drive, the bigger your back-up drive must be. i think that's what he meant. back on topic, i just bought a 1TB western digital drive in canada for 250 dollars. i think that's a good deal.
     
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    Which website would you guys recommend I buy from for Samsung F1 as I'm not located in the USA? Newegg.com doesn't ship internationally.:(
     
  17. Beardy man macrumors regular

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    If you're UK based (you only said non-USA) then try ebuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139739

    My MP early 08 arrives soon (status: shipped) and these are the cheapest I can find from a reputable dealer. I'll be getting 3 in about a weeks time. They have 160 in stock so should be cool ;)
     

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