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Old 05-20-06, 12:22 PM
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[Dead] Good deal: 400GB Seagate drive $100

PATA, 16MB buffer. Free shipping, no rebates. 5 year warranty.

http://www.outpost.com/product/4596287
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PATA, 16MB buffer. Free shipping, no rebates. 5 year warranty.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4303145
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Old 05-22-06, 09:49 AM
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That was a good deal...now it's sitting at 229
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picked up 2 at the $130 price..

i need to stop buying hard drives!

gonna replace my remaining 200gb drives with these, and i think i'll be good for a while. this will put me close to 5TB.
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Old 05-22-06, 12:33 PM
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I was a little tempted but I got a 300 recently for a good price that I'm just using for backups. But backing up so many smaller drives is getting to be a pain. I'm at a point where I think I'd rather consolidate my puny 120-250GB drives into ones of larger capacity.

I read about Seagate shipping 750-800GB samples of its new perpendicular recording technology hard drives so maybe a few of those per machine and a few for backing up would be the way to go. These drives don't require more heads and platters, they increase data density by recording bits vertically, so they may not be unreasonably expensive.
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I think the Seagate 750GB goes for about $500. I like to get one when the price is right. 200-300GB drive is not cutting it anymore and I am sick of having multiple drives.
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This belongs in Hot Deals
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Dead???? The deal still works for me.
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Yeah, I should have checked for myself. Still good.
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
This belongs in Hot Deals
Strange, I don't see the Moderator or Administrator label under your name.
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Old 05-22-06, 03:52 PM
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Not needed for a lot of people.

Yeah, I keep pondering this deal. I don't really need it now, and really would get a more substantial value from 500 or higher. Any sense if 500-750 will be in this range by say next year at this time? I know I'm asking you to read tea leaves, but trying to decide.
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Given that these new drives will be a technological jump over what's out now I think they'll keep a higher price for a while.

It took quite a while for the existing crop of large (300-500GB) drives to get down to 50 per gigabyte, now even some time later they're being cleared out at around 30 per gigabyte.

So even if the large drives start at 50 per gig an 800GB drive will be $400. That seems a fairly reasonable street price for a while. Since the new technology allows doubling the the amount of data per platter the cost to manufacture probably won't be much more than a 400GB drive is now, resulting in a wide profit margin as long as they can maintain it.

Some manufacturers are going to initially concentrate on small drives for devices such as iPod and that will cut down on competition on the high end for the near future.
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I'm thinking of getting this, but I have an iMac. Can anyone recommend a hard drive enclosure? I don't know what's good, and I see huge differences in prices.
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PATA is the same as IDE, correct?
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Old 05-22-06, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sureAV421
PATA is the same as IDE, correct?
Yes!

SATA is the different one(data cable).

Outpost.com is currently having a sale on a Seagate 300GB SATA Retail HDD 16MB Buffer, 7200rpm for $99.00 with free shipping(currently out of stock). Maybe be the same price at Fry's B&M.
There are/will be numerous HD sales going on and with Memorial Day weekend coming up

pizzamousechips FW Enclosure Thread has a great guide to assist you in selecting an enclosure for your application.

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Old 05-22-06, 09:39 PM
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I am so tempted but then again I plan on building later this summer. Then again I may wait until January assuming no new games come out that force me to upgarde earlier.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:47 PM
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Thanks for posting this, X. I can always use more HDD space.
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
pizzamousechips FW Enclosure Thread has a great guide to assist you in selecting an enclosure for your application.
Thank you very much, checking it out now.
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I have two 250 Seagates....what's the life span for these...10..20..30 years???
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I would expect between 5 and 10 years if they're treated well.
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Old 05-23-06, 06:13 AM
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I read about Seagate shipping 750-800GB samples of its new perpendicular recording technology hard drives so maybe a few of those per machine and a few for backing up would be the way to go. These drives don't require more heads and platters, they increase data density by recording bits vertically, so they may not be unreasonably expensive.
check out this explanation of perpendicular storage.
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Old 05-23-06, 10:10 AM
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That was an interesting way of presenting it...

They mentioned 10x the storage. I read the first models are only doing 2x but it sures looks like there is room for improvement when you see how little space the perpendicular bits take up.
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Old 05-23-06, 10:42 AM
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Bah, missed the deal. Thanks for the thoughts on this, X.
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Back to 129.99, just grabbed it
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likewise. $8 tax hurt.
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Old 05-23-06, 07:17 PM
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Now it's $119.99.

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