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Posted: 8/17/2005 5:48:39 PM EDT
I need to gets someone a new hard drive. Instead of searching a few dozens sites on dial up, I figured someone here would have seen good deals recently, and would relish in saving me an hour or more of internet searching.


Looking for 20 gb minimum, 7200 rpm would be nice. Western Digital or equal quality also.



TYIA.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:28:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:36:43 PM EDT
20GB? You can get an 80GB for about the same price.

Check out www.pricewatch.com/ find the size and price range you want. Then after you select a specific size go through the various vendors and find one that has what you want. Or just go to www.newegg.com as they always have good prices and good service.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:38:31 PM EDT
heck with 80 gig, go with 160, it's the new minimum, less isn't even worth buying.

Oh yeah, +1 for NewEgg
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:41:33 PM EDT
www.tigerdirect.com
160gig $50 after $40 rebate
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:47:11 PM EDT
+1 for newegg.com

Forget anything with a rebate. It's just a scam to get your information for mass mailing and telemarketing lists.

Yes. I like a little tinfoil now and then.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:57:03 PM EDT
Okay, well I'll be more specific. After buying my parents a hot tub for their 25th wedding anniversary, my mom's birthday is coming up, and she has maxed out her old 9 gig hdd and I figure I'll get her an additional one. I don't really want to spend $50 for an 80 gig hdd that she won't even use 15% of. Unless it is the same price as something smaller, it's just an absolute waste of resources.

Her computer will die before she uses another 10 gigs, 80/120/160 gigs is a huge waste.

Thanks for your replies.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:01:30 PM EDT
If I had a way to get what little is on one of my old 10GB ones I would just send it to you.

I bought a 160GB Seagate Barracuda for my new build from Best Buy for $79.99 on sale.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:02:56 PM EDT
If the system is older, you may run into problems with the motherboard not recognizing a high capacity hard drive. If you can check the BIOS date, we may be able to see if this would be an issue.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:04:46 PM EDT
Whatever you get, do NOT get a Maxtor. I've heard real good things about Seagate, but whatever you do don't get a Maxtor.

-Storm
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:07:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Stormrider:
Whatever you get, do NOT get a Maxtor. I've heard real good things about Seagate, but whatever you do don't get a Maxtor.

-Storm



I was about to say that about a Western Digital also....

I would stay with Seagate...
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:10:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:13:00 PM EDT
There was deal for a MAXTOR 200gig drive for $70.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:00:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billclo:
If the system is older, you may run into problems with the motherboard not recognizing a high capacity hard drive. If you can check the BIOS date, we may be able to see if this would be an issue.



Yes that is another issue also. If memory serves WIN98SE won't recognize NTFS or FAT32 drives over 32 gb without updates. Updates are easy though.

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:27:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
There was deal for a MAXTOR 200gig drive for $70.



Outpost.

They have been doing that deal about once every other week for the past several months.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:41:31 PM EDT
Win98se doesn't recogize NTFS. It's good with up to 127 gb drives though.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By Daytona955i:

Originally Posted By billclo:
If the system is older, you may run into problems with the motherboard not recognizing a high capacity hard drive. If you can check the BIOS date, we may be able to see if this would be an issue.



Yes that is another issue also. If memory serves WIN98SE won't recognize NTFS or FAT32 drives over 32 gb without updates. Updates are easy though.


Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:05:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
I need to gets someone a new hard drive. Instead of searching a few dozens sites on dial up, I figured someone here would have seen good deals recently, and would relish in saving me an hour or more of internet searching.

Looking for 20 gb minimum, 7200 rpm would be nice. Western Digital or equal quality also.

TYIA.



From looking at the timeline it apears as if your plan failed.

Perhap your time would have been better spent searching for searching for good deals on a Hard Drive instead of asking for opinions.

first post in this thread

Posted :: 8/17/2005 6:48:39 PM MST


last post in this thread

Posted :: 8/17/2005 9:00:03 PM MST


So
"saving me an hour or more of internet searching."

Is a moot point at this stage.


Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:11:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sysop:

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:
I need to gets someone a new hard drive. Instead of searching a few dozens sites on dial up, I figured someone here would have seen good deals recently, and would relish in saving me an hour or more of internet searching.

Looking for 20 gb minimum, 7200 rpm would be nice. Western Digital or equal quality also.

TYIA.



From looking at the timeline it apears as if your plan failed.

Perhap your time would have been better spent searching for searching for good deals on a Hard Drive instead of asking for opinions.

first post in this thread

Posted :: 8/17/2005 6:48:39 PM MST


last post in this thread

Posted :: 8/17/2005 9:00:03 PM MST


So
"saving me an hour or more of internet searching."

Is a moot point at this stage.





Did I say "Save me from spending an hour on the internet"? No.

I didn't spend an hour searching, but I obviously looked at my own thread and posted where I saw fit.

[sarcasm] Thanks for caring so much about the use of my time. [sarcasm]
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:27:53 PM EDT




Just know Seagate gives every drive a FIVE year warranty. The others ONE to THREE. That says something.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:32:26 AM EDT
Best buy has deal for a western digital 160g hard drive for $20 after rebates. Instore purchase.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:40:17 AM EDT
I get 20gb drives fro free . Infact I have 2 on my desk right now I'm trying to find a use for.


Link Posted: 8/18/2005 11:55:32 AM EDT
If you don't mind used ones....

Comp-Recycle

Has what you are looking for.

Tall Shadow
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:13:10 PM EDT
Compgeeks has a refurbished Western Digital 20 gig for $31.25.

We've bought stuff from them for our office before, and we've never had a problem with them.

www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=WD200BB-R&cat=HDD
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:17:05 PM EDT
New 160gb WD for $20 after rebates at Best Buy

www.slickdeals.net/#p6398
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:20:14 PM EDT
Probabgly too new, aka tyhe mbo doesnt suppiort SATA.


but WD raprotrs, 32GB ot 74 GB, 10000 rpm, faster drives on the market.

I have 2 of em in raid oh how I love them

~$180
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:24:16 PM EDT
Another vote for Newegg.com

Seagate has a 5 year warranty.

The WD drives I tested were slower then the comparable Seagates and Maxtors. Even though the WD had an 8 mb cache.

Seagate would be first choice
Maxtor Diamond 2nd
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:31:54 PM EDT
Fry's had a 300 gig Sanyo for $79.00 last week.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:50:52 PM EDT
best deal right now Bestbuy has the Western Digital 160GB Hard Drive for $120 - $20 printable in store coupon - $50MIR - $30MIR = $20.

go to www.slickdeals.net right now for details, this deal won't last long
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