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Old 04-10-2008, 07:18 PM   #11
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The new Seagate'* w/perpendicular recarding are nice and quick! I've been running a 320gb raid (640 total) for about a year and just upgraded my other computer to match. I got the drives on sale for $59 each at Best Buy just before Christmas so why not! I don't run Vista so I can't show what they'd score in raid setup.
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I paid $79 per 300GB hard drive about a year ago. Do you think the prices have gone down much?
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Aside from sales they seem to be holding steady. The drives I bought have only dropped $10 in about a year.
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I never thought I would see this price so soon

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=M122-8000
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OEM drives (w/o a good reputation either)... no Maxtor warranty. Do you trust TigerDirect? They lost my business years ago.
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I never bought from them. I only buy from Newegg. I just thought I would post this for Radomir. I usually buy OEM WD drives from the Egg and have not had one fail yet.
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I would not hesitate for a second to buy an Oem with a good rep from Newegg. I've nothing but positive experiences witht hem.
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Very cool. Thanks for the link. I would consider buying that, but I've got 4 300GB Seagate hard drives already in my main PC. I'm soon going to set up a giant home server to store tons of goods, but still I don't think I can consider those Maxtors. That'* from before the Seagate merger, and they're the weird ones from China. Great price, though! Nice foreshadowing.
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My Microcenter has 250gigs for $70-80 OEM brand new generally, atleast in store in my area.

I got one of my Samsung Lightscribe burners $25 OEM too..
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The 203 has a very good rep, I've got one myself. I don't know much on the other one you have. I buy mine OEM also since I don't need the crappy software they come with in the retail box.
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