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Samsung spinpoints are still $79 on newegg... will those get more expensive?
if you try to buy them, they will say OOS. At least, that's the message I've been getting. The cheapest drives I've found on the egg are around 120-125 USD. And yes, prices will most certainly climb even higher
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i feel like this is a rhetorical question, as the answer to your question is quite obvious, but so you feel validated. Yes, it was a very good idea to get that array set-up instead of waiting a few months
Thanks. I needed that.
 
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Best buy still has hard drives for sale for short money... Just grabbed up some 1TB Seagate Barracuda's for $65 a pop.
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Best buy still has hard drives for sale for short money... Just grabbed up some 1TB Seagate Barracuda's for $65 a pop.
I bought a cheap Seagate hard drive from Best Buy once...turned out the reason why it was cheap was because it only had a one year warranty on it. It died about four months out of warranty.

Not worth the few dollars of saving over one online...I am almost wondering if it wasn't a refurb or something.
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i just picked up a bunch of these to sell on ebay http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+...ci_sku=1251309
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I bought a cheap Seagate hard drive from Best Buy once...turned out the reason why it was cheap was because it only had a one year warranty on it. It died about four months out of warranty.

Not worth the few dollars of saving over one online...I am almost wondering if it wasn't a refurb or something.
The barracuda's aren't really that bad... And just like all other hard drives, they're reliability is hit or miss. I've had WDs die in the first 6 months and I've had them last 15 years.
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post #107 of 116
Their .11 firmware was bad, but those drives aren't around anymore.
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Oh I wasn't saying anything bad about the drive...drives die. I am just giving word of caution to an actually good deal at Best Buy on something. There is ussually a catch. I've seen a few decently priced hard drives there and if you read the fine print they have a one year warranty (same for Wallmart). I think I'd pay the full price online which is only $5-15 more and get a three year warranty.
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post #109 of 116
People buying drives just to resell them for profit are really helping the situation.
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Funny that my company anticipated the shortage and we have stocked up on several different models for our customers... We should be good past the end of the year.
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