Good deal on 160 gb 7200 RPM Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kevin1182, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. kevin1182 macrumors member

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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
     
  2. RichL macrumors 6502

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  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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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,
     
  4. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa, not bad. I was just about to buy a 5400, thanks.
     
  5. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    seagate = 5 yr warranty on all their drives. they own
     
  6. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    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 :]
     
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Well, obviously not closely enough. Correct you are. I'll dust off me old eye piece and pay more attention in the future.

    Cheers,
     
  9. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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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
     

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