WD 500GB My Book "Studio Edition" External HD $99.00

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  1. ostrov macrumors newbie

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  4. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Who cares? It's a quad interface w/eSATA at 3gb/s + USB 2.0 + FW 400/800 for $100!
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

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    That is an amazing deal !! Thanks for sharing !!
     
  6. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    It looks to be 7200 rpms. I picked one up. Waiting for someone to tell me what's wrong with it. :D
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    just bought 2 of them for $221.52.. correction 3 for $329.68

    although I'm not sure if I should thank you or not. :) :D

    I just noticed its from compusa, those stores are going out of business all over the country.

    but it didnt have a picture. is this the one?

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    Cuz I've got a 320GB at work, black with a single green ring.

    I've been eyeing the 1TB WD at costco for 314.00 for like 3 months.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's this one...they were just released a couple of weeks ago, and this is an insane price. Don't really need an external right now, but I'm sorely tempted to grab one anyway.

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  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I don't really need it, but good god! That's incredible! :eek:
     
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    QFT!

    I'm jumping on this deal! Great for Time Machine!

    Thanks man
     
  11. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    Too bad us Canadians can't take advantage of this nice deal. Amazon.com won't ship "electronics" to Canada. *sigh*
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    no way, awesome!
     
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    I've been planning to buy another external to use as a Time Machine drive around the time Leopard ships. I was leaning toward a MyBook anyway, and this was an excellent deal, so I too just bought one. Thanks for the tip!
     
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  16. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Poo, looks like the deal's dead. :( Shows up as $232.99 for me.


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  18. theBB macrumors 68020

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    It is still there. It is sold by CompUSA, not Amazon itself.
     
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    im not used to ordering online. is it usually hassle free?


    man if only i wasnt planning on getting my snowboard pass tomorrow. i hate spending sooooo much in so little time
     
  20. it5five macrumors 65816

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    If only I needed an external HD/had the money to buy this anyway. What a deal.
     
  21. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    wow. Should I or shouldn't I - looks like a great deal - too good to be true? Smells like something is wrong with it when it is new and selling that cheap...can't get an internal that cheap. Still tempting...

    What to do?
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i just did it. too good to pass up without a question
     
  23. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Uh, folks...read some reviews on WD external drives. A lot of them say the things are really slow, in spite of the claimed rpm. I've found that to be my experience too, and I'm sorry I bought the thing. I shoulda spent a little more for a Seagate or LaCie.
     
  24. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that's a crazy deal. Just got one myself (shipping to a US address).
     
  25. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    The price appears to have gone back up to $193. Glad I bought one. Now we'll see if it actually ships.

    Edit: It appears that some people's orders are being cancelled. Mine hasn't yet.
     

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