Good deal on 160 gb 7200 RPM Drive

kevin1182

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Hey all,

Frequent reader, but infrequent poster here! Just wanted to let you all know that there is a good deal on a seagate 160 gb 7200 rpm drive here:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dfh&cs=22&sku=341-4636

For those thinking of getting 160 gb drives, this is a good deal. The price is not that much more than a 5400 rpm drive with the same capacity. I have a 5400 rpm 160 gb drive, otherwise I would buy this one for my macbook!

Cheers,

Kevin
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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Oh man that's cheap. Seagate good?
newegg.com has the same drive at $109.99. And yes Seagate is very good. I only use Seagate or Hitachi, though much of this is personal preference based on prior experience with the companies.

Cheers,
 

whateverandever

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newegg.com has the same drive at $109.99. And yes Seagate is very good. I only use Seagate or Hitachi, though much of this is personal preference based on prior experience with the companies.

Cheers,
Did you even bother to read the OP?

This is a 160GB Seagate Momtenus 7200.2 drive. Newegg doesn't even carry it.



Anyway, I was going to post this earlier but got distracted and didn't want to hear the whole "changing you hard drive voids your warranty" thread-crapping again.

Be aware that in general we've got to assume this drive only holds a 90 day warranty through Dell and is not warrantied through Seagate (though this may not be the case, it is safer to err on the side of caution).

I picked this drive up from ComputerGiants when it was still scarce for $156 or so. I picked up one from Dell today for $77 after some eBay Dell Coupon excitement. Less than half price... amazing. Thinking about picking up an MCE OptiBay to run these bad boys in RAID :]
 

whateverandever

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seagate = 5 yr warranty on all their drives. they own
Most of the comments / contact with Dell have yielded either a 90 day or 1 year warranty (depending on who you talk to at CS) through DELL ONLY. We're under assumption that this drive will NOT be warrantied through Seagate.
 

Gymnut

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If only it were as simple to swap out the hard drive on the MBP as it is on the Macbook. *sigh*:p