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Old 12-04-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a cheap, but big Hard Drive!

AHhh I'm so bummed! I missed the after thanksgiving sales because I was away in Canada and there were 200GB HDs @ staples for 30 bucks (with rebates)... AHH!!! frustration! I needed a new hard drive so bad, my current one is 30GB :P

Could anyone point me to any deals left over like this? I dont mind mailin rebates and im looking for deals sorta like that one... Preferably more than 100GB


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Old 12-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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Is it for SATA, SATA2, or IDE?
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I think IDE , but if there are some good deals on the other ones I'll find ways to switch!
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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This is the cheapest I could find for a drive over 100GB using an IDE interface:

SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1203N 120GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152005
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Thanks That looks good. *is angry that almost this exact drive was on sale @ best buy for 30 bucks :P*
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Really? Oh man that has got to suck big time. That's a huge markdown in price.
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Yeah, as much as I hate mail in rebates, thats still such an awesome deal! and Staples had 200GB ones o.0
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Here's another drive that has more storage for just a bit more:

SAMSUNG SpinPoint P80SD SP1604N 160GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152011

Get that one or:

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200P0 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144183
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Cool, thanks! Out of curiousity, what does the *MB buffer mean? Is higher bufer better?

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Yeah, the higher the buffer the better usually. It stores prefetched info kind of like a CPU's cache.
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