Best Buy to have Antec MX-1 and WD 1TB Hard Drives On Sale

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mchiles, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. mchiles

    mchiles Member

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    I was sent a PDF of the Best Buy Weekly Circular that starts this Sunday 9/23 and runs through 9/29.

    The very new Western Digital 1TB Eco Friendly Caviar GP Hard Drive is being introduced on sale at $259.99 (After $90 Instant Savings from MSRP $349.99)

    This hard drive is not even on the Best Buy website yet.

    Best Buy will also have the Antec MX-1 eSATA enclosure on sale for $49.99 (after $24 Instant Savings)

    I was planning to pick up a couple more Hitachi 1TB hard drives and an Antec MX-1 this weekend to put in my second Series 3 I got this week from CC. But, I think I might wait until Sunday, save a couple of hundred dollards and try out the new WD 1TB drives.

    I currently have a Series 3 with internal and external Hitachi 1TB Deskstars drives and they so far have worked great having been installed for over a month.

    However, I haven't seen the new TiVo upgrade yet...
     
  2. jlib

    jlib Lean Forward

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    Nice! Let the 1TB price wars begin...
     
  3. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    nice find...
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    WOW! I might need to pick the WD drive up to just try it out.
     
  5. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    Kinda sucks that the S3 has a 2TB limit now... I wonder if there is any way to get around that.

    Note that I still only have the original HD. :)
     
  6. shady

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    Morgan...
    Be careful, the spec of the Antec MX-1 eSATA enclosure says
     
  7. naclone

    naclone New Member

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    is there a 750GB drive on sale in the flyer?

    I'm really tempted to pick up the FAP750 that is on sale for $199 until tomorrow, but i know there have been some problems with it.
     
  8. SCSIRAID

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    Dang... I bought an MX-1 at BB today at lunch!!!! Wonder if they will price match themselves?
     
  9. Martin Tupper

    Martin Tupper Pontiff Emeritus

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    That's just because there weren't any 1TB drives out when the MX-1 spec was written. I've got a 1TB Hitachi drive in an MX-1 and it is working like a champ.
     
  10. shady

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    That's great. I've got the MX-1, but haven't bought the drive yet. I was going to buy another Seagate DB-35 750 (sounds like a cool bike!), but now I may have to reconsider.
     
  11. jrm01

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    Yes they will. Just take your sales receipt in on Sunday and you'll get the credit.
     
  12. drew00001

    drew00001 New Member

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    Thank you for posting this. I look forward to getting one.
     
  13. Lenonn

    Lenonn Member TCF Club

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    How are the WD 1TB drives in terms of noise? Also, in terms of their lifespan - I've had bad experiences with WD drives in the past.

    Unfortunately, I have only a TiVo HD, so this doesn't do me much good yet.
     
  14. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Based on the spec of 25dB seek, this drive family is absolutely the quietest I have seen. I just got one from Best Buy, so I have not tried it yet. WD is the only brand I use for my TiVos.
     
  15. drew00001

    drew00001 New Member

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    You can always upgrade the internal drive.
     
  16. net114

    net114 Tivolitic Guru

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    I'm going to wait for the 1TB drives to come down a bit, say to $49.99. Should get there by Christmas. :)
     
  17. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    initial impressions comparing this drive and the WD7500AAKS: lower idle noise and substantially lower seek noise (Hitachi Feature Tool random seek test)
     
  18. buddhawood

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    Use this coupon to save an extra $20.00. It worked fo me!
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?p=7982911#post7982911
     
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    How about compared to the Hitachi 1TB drive?
     
  20. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    If you buy me one, I'll compare them. :)
     

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