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32MB cache. SATA 2.
Been in use for about 2 years I assume.

EDIT: What would be the best way to ship them? I bought them OEM from Newegg and I don't have any packaging, packing peanuts, or bubble wrap. Is crumbled paper in a priority flat rate box OK? I'll have the hard drive in the center with the antistatic plastic wrapping if I can find it.
Edited by Buska103 - 3/5/12 at 1:11pm
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That is an option. I a HDD just fits in a small priorit box but not much room ti use crumpled paper for padding. bubble envelops are $1 piece. Use two so you have extra padding.
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depending in the model you could get $100 for it
as to shipping an small box stuffed with boble wrap would do the trick thumb.gif
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depending in the model you could get $100 for it
as to shipping an small box stuffed with boble wrap would do the trick thumb.gif

Model? Is there more to it that I don't know?
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Model? Is there more to it that I don't know?

there should be a model number on the top of the hard drive. Faster drives tend to get better prices I guess? I don't really know much about appraising hard drives, except the fact that prices are ridiculous right about now frown.gif
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Model? Is there more to it that I don't know?

say for example a WD WD5001AALS is a model number.. im guessing your drive is this model in which case upto $100 shipped smile.gif
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say for example a WD WD5001AALS is a model number.. im guessing your drive is this model in which case upto $100 shipped smile.gif

quite possibly more actually. I didn't realize how high the retail had gotten on the caviar blacks, I'm almost thinking about selling a couple of mine for those prices...you might be able to get away with like 120 or 130 shipped, considering a new one will set you back 180 bucks shipped...i'd start at 130 OBO and see what sort of replies you get

apparently newegg is just dumb, and is selling a 500GB Black for 180 bucks, and 1TB black for 120. Do not understand their pricing scheme, that's what I was basing my guesstimate on. Thankfully wiser members saved me...

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post #8 of 14
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The model number is actually WD5001AALS.
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quite possibly more actually. I didn't realize how high the retail had gotten on the caviar blacks, I'm almost thinking about selling a couple of mine for those prices...you might be able to get away with like 120 or 130 shipped, considering a new one will set you back 180 bucks shipped...i'd start at 130 OBO and see what sort of replies you get

You can't be serious. I was expecting these things to go around for half the price, like $65 or something bigeyedsmiley.png
USED and TWO YEARS OLD. Did you read that part tongue.gif
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There are 4 different Caviar Blacks 1TB on Newegg for $120 - 150 why would you guys say that his drive is worth so much?
     
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There are 4 different Caviar Blacks 1TB on Newegg for $120 - 150 why would you guys say that his drive is worth so much?

i based mine on used WD5001AALS on ebay.. but as i said upto $100 maybe he could drop$20 -$30 off smile.gif
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