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post #11 of 23
Lol my 1tb Samsung I bought 2months ago is double the old price. Inb4Pricefails
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Hmmm thanks alot, I was going to buy a rig and end up using a 40GB IDE temporarily. Definitely going to check with local places morrow for some drives.
    
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Ty for the advice, just bought all the hardware in my sig rig, and need a new HDD for my OS.. Really bad timing for those floods, but i think a minor inconvenience is nothing compared to the lose of life. |: Hope WD gets up and running soon.
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In other news, if you want to buy one off me, il sell you a 500gb for $200.
    
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post #15 of 23
Another tip (which might be obvious to many of us):

Most external drives contain standard sata hard drives (usually 5400/5900rpm). If you see a great deal on an external drive in this crazy harddrive market it might be worth it to buy it, open the housing, and convert it to an internal drive.
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post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon;15576126 
Another tip (which might be obvious to many of us):

Most external drives contain standard sata hard drives (usually 5400/5900rpm). If you see a great deal on an external drive in this crazy harddrive market it might be worth it to buy it, open the housing, and convert it to an internal drive.

Nice idea. +rep
post #17 of 23
whats the expected rise in 2 weeks?
post #18 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by BinaryDemon;15576126 
Another tip (which might be obvious to many of us):

Most external drives contain standard sata hard drives (usually 5400/5900rpm). If you see a great deal on an external drive in this crazy harddrive market it might be worth it to buy it, open the housing, and convert it to an internal drive.
This wasn't recommended in the past, because you voided the warranty. When 2TB internals were $70 and 2TB externals were $60, a voided warranty was not worth $10 saved.

But now... 2TB external for $80-90, 2TB internal for double that?... who needs a warranty? If it breaks, buy another! tongue.gif

Keep an eye out for Hitachi external HDDs in particular. Almost all of their externals are 7200RPM with high density platters. Your eyes will bulge at the speed if you pull one of their drives out of its USB2 enclosure and run HDTune across it.

Edit: Here's an example:

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Edited by Kramy - 11/4/11 at 7:38pm
     
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post #19 of 23
I just bought a 2TB drive a week ago ( was full ). I just looked at the price and its about 40% higher than when I bought it!!!! :O!!!
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post #20 of 23
The drives have jumped even more in the last few hours.


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