there goes $200..

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by silversyren, May 1, 2006.

  1. silversyren macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2006
    I felt vaguely ill as I hit the buy button for a OWC Mercury 300GB.. mostly because I haven't spent at least a week researching external hard drives. I almost bought a seagate barracuda and an enclosure but I figured it was about the same price with more of a hassle -- and the 5 year seagate warranty is rather strict concerning external hard drives. rated the OWC Mercury highly and a search of this forum seems to give it a favorable rating..

    Now I have a better chance of buying a iMac from a private seller here instead of the apple store, at least. I originally wanted to upgrade the hard drive in the iMac to 500GB and the iMacs from private sellers rarely have upgrades.

    Now I just have to decide between a 17" and a 20" iMac.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    From your post re: seagate and warranty, you are risk-adverse -- so buy the machine from Apple, don't bother with a private purchase, you'll kill yerself with the worryin' ;)
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    Whats different about using the drive internally as opposed to externally???
    there really isnt much of a difference at all unless your moving the drive around allot.
    That 5 year warranty is a HUGE selling point for me. I cant find any reason NOT to get a Segate any more. Unless the other manufacturers increase their warranties im not buying any other drives from any other company!!!!
  4. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    I hear you. I ONLY buy Seagate hard drives, and I buy a good number of drives each year. Their warranty cannot be beat.

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