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Sweet deal on Hard Drives

Post by linx » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 14:16 PM

I've been into computers for a long time, and used to do it for a living.

To make a long story short, I was shopping for a new flat panel I ordered today when I ran accross this on NewEgg's site. Unbelievable deal. 750 Gig hard drives for $59.99

Just thought I'd share the information. That's a killer deal.

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Post by TheTeZ » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 14:42 PM

ACtually, if you want a 500 for like 50 bucks, or a terabyte for 90 look for "white label" western digital. ...
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Post by linx » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 15:02 PM

That sounds like a sweet deal too. I just saw this and thought I would pass it along. I'm partial to my higher RPM drives, but with these big storage drives being so cheap, it'd be worth buying one, loading it up with your information, and then sticking it in the closet in case of an emergency.
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Post by TheTeZ » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 15:26 PM

when you say high rpm's, how high are you talking about?

The $84 1000gb Western digital has these specs:

# Western Digital Caviar GP Internal Hard Drive
# 1TB (1000GB = 1 Terabyte) Capacity Hard Drive
# Serial ATA / SATA Interface (3Gb/s)
# 7200RPM Rotational Speed
# 8MB Cache
# 3.5-Inch Form Factor
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Post by linx » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 17:40 PM

I use SATA 10k RPM WD Raptors. My current main drive is the 74GB model, but it's a few years old. A new 300GB Raptor is around $230. These things transfer like 3.0Gb/S. My main drive is set at 1.5Gb/S. I have 4 drives in total. I built this system pretty much for a personal storage server. I don't nearly have what newer systems have, I'm sitting around 500GB....but ya gotta realize 500GB @ 5 years ago was some major money. The Caviar's are supposed to be 3.0Gb/S too, but I don't know about that. I've got 2x 200GB Caviars in my closet full of saved stuff. Ya never know, and with these drives getting so cheap, ya might as well use them for long term storage.
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Post by TheTeZ » Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 20:29 PM

i do understand how much that coulda cost 5 years ago. ive been working on computers for a while now. 10000rpm or 7200.... PERSONALLY id rather spend 90 bucks than 200 for the same capacity, they both do 3gb/s I know their are some reasons you need the fastest, (like ftp usage) but, i dont think the 280rpm makes a huge diff. for me. Also i dont know maybe you can tell me, but not too too long ago, i heard that the 10000 rpm drives were a little testy... they had problems....? i dunno. Ever wanna talk computers, im down. finally got this one all figured out, Holy cow this one gave me trouble. stupid reasons too.... some you May or may not have ever thought about
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Post by linx » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 3:19 AM

I love talking computers now. If you would have tried talking to me about it when I did it for a living, I wouldn't have, lol...I was so freakin burnt out.

As I said, when I put in the 10k rpm drives, I was using this machine mostly as a server, so the more power the better. That was back in the day though. I threw some good money at this computer at the time, and it's been like 5 years and it's still faster than any new computer I sit at.

I'm suprised there aren't more computer buffs out there?
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Post by TheTeZ » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 6:59 AM

I am sure theirs more on these forums.

The computer i sit at is pretty sweet, i got a motherboard which can be massively upgraded from my 8gb of ram to 16 and from my dual core to a quad core. Their are plenty of other goodies too. When i built this 2 gigs was standard ... ( a year and a half ago :-/) and now anywhere from 4 to 8 is normal on a pre built pc. I got 4 when i built this because i wanted to be double the standard. eventually went to 8 for fun... But now that the standard is 8 i need 16!! ... im just not paying 175 per 4gb stick....

and yes, i am using x64 os. i am actually testing out win7
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Re: Sweet deal on Hard Drives

Post by 721HACKSAW » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 7:37 AM

You guys are way over my head, but my best friend who is an intense online gamer just had a PC custom built. He has some kind of hi-speed drives, twin cooling pumps and tanks, in this really large lighted cabinet. I have no idea what it costs or if it is really needed but he is sure proud of it! He plays Call of Duty and Halo I believe.

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Re: Sweet deal on Hard Drives

Post by Rex_foxhound » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 13:58 PM

NewEgg always has a good deal on something. Only place I buy computer stuff from.
They have a email newsletter that you can subscribe too and get their weekly and sometimes daily deals.

Raptors are the only HD's I use in the 2 computers I've built. Got two 74gigs in RAID 0 in a 4 year old rig that sits at home and doesn't do much now and I've got one 150gig in my new-er computer I have at my apartment. Never had any problems whatsoever and they are quite quick.
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Post by TheTeZ » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 14:38 PM

Yup, newegg.com or tigerdirect.com. A lot of the time one has a better deal on what ever it is your looking for. Shipping is FAST for both. And yeah... Those Are the two places i visit. I built this computer using those two.
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Post by linx » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 16:30 PM

Agreed. NewEgg is all I've used for years. Only bad thing is they have a shipping hub in TN for the past 5 years or so, so now I get the dang TN sales tax, lol.
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Post by TheTeZ » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 16:36 PM

... no tiger for anyone? I think tiger is just as great as newegg. i deal with both equally...
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Post by Rex_foxhound » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 17:47 PM

Right now is also a good time to get deals on RAM if anybody needs an extra gig or 2.
I bumped mine up from 2 to 4gigs a few weeks ago and got a new ATi 4870 1GB video card which is awesome. :cheers:
Next thing on the list will be going from my 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo to a new quad sometime in the future. I keep it overclocked at 3.0 so I can hold on to my money for a little longer lol.
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Post by TheTeZ » Thursday, 26 March 2009, 18:26 PM

ive got 8 gigs of dual channel.... need to get 16!! the max my board supports... im really not that interested in the quad core YET!!

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Post by 721HACKSAW » Friday, 27 March 2009, 5:36 AM

I get a little lesson from my best bud every time I bring up computers. LOL He uses Skuzzy (not sure about the spelling) drives that are 15000 rpm in some kind of RAID array? Again I no very little, and he loses me in about 30 seconds of the conversation!

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Post by linx » Friday, 27 March 2009, 6:34 AM

LOL, believe it or not, Skuzzy is spelled SCSI. How they ever got the word Skuzzy out of SCSI is beyond me. It stands for Small Computer System Interface. It was originally made to mate together multiple small cheap hard drives. However, now it's more often used for #1. Joining to make a driver faster by sharing the work load. #2. Redundant raid backups. With this setup, if you lose 1 hard drive, then the other drives will repair the information on the new drive. It's pretty complicated to explain.

It's a good setup, but SCSI drives are overpriced for a normal user. They are more likely used on servers where money really isn't an object.
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Post by Rex_foxhound » Friday, 27 March 2009, 7:35 AM

TheTeZ wrote:ive got 8 gigs of dual channel.... need to get 16!! the max my board supports... im really not that interested in the quad core YET!!
I think you would see better results if you used the money to get a new i7 quad instead of 8 more gigs of ram. That's what makes things like computers so fun is you can do whatever you want in the upgrade department. Sometimes the results are huge, sometimes not.
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Post by 721HACKSAW » Friday, 27 March 2009, 8:32 AM

My bud is really into this "over clocking" also. I am running a piece of CAT-5 to the shop building soon for a second computer next to my station, might spring for a lap top if I find a good deal.

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Post by linx » Friday, 27 March 2009, 8:51 AM

I used to be big into overclocking and was the IRC chat admin for HardOCP dot com for about 5 years. Finally got burnt out and gave up my reins to some other younguns that had more time (at the time). I spend a lot of time on CBRT, but on IRC, it was a 24/7 deal. My computer never turned off for years. Glad I'm not addicted to that anymore, lol. Shoot..that's been 4 years ago, so I doubt any of the same people are even on there. I gave it up when my daughter was born.
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Post by TheTeZ » Friday, 27 March 2009, 11:55 AM

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TheTeZ wrote:ive got 8 gigs of dual channel.... need to get 16!! the max my board supports... im really not that interested in the quad core YET!!
I think you would see better results if you used the money to get a new i7 quad instead of 8 more gigs of ram. That's what makes things like computers so fun is you can do whatever you want in the upgrade department. Sometimes the results are huge, sometimes not.

Yes, i know, i was kidding about the 8 more gigs... 8 is more than enough for now. i would dmuch rather put the cost of a 4 gig stick in and get a new proccessor, than spend ridiculous amounts on the memory, id rather wait 6 months or a year when the memory is real cheap.
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