Hard Drive specials

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  1. xnevergiveinx

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    i have a hitachi deskstar that is dead quiet. it was quiet coming out of the box, after using the hitachi acoustic management program, it's hard to hear it at all, unless you have your ear on the drive.

    personally, i couldn't care less about noisy drives. now that they are all FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) they don't make that annoying whining noise.

    as for the clicking noise when seeking...it doesn't bother me. my tivos are not in the room where i sleep. in the room, I also have my desktop computer and a mini fridge.
     
  2. Stylin

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    Crapusa has:
    Seagate 300GB INTERNAL HARD DRIVE sku#335866
    99.99 after savings & rebates thru Apr 1
    $189.99 - $30 Instant Savings - $40 Mfr. Mail-In Rebate - $10 Mail-In Rebate - $10 eRebate
     
  3. HDTiVo

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    300 gig seagate drive for $90...no rebate required. free shipping, just make sure you have ground shipping selected (outpost always switches it to 2 day shipping on the confirm screen, they tricked me once before)
    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4596277?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    i got the same drive for $80 after rebate a few weeks ago
     
  6. Sirshagg

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    Anyone know if this deal is available in the stores too?
     
  7. JasonD

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    I just looked at the circular for frys today and it looks like you can get a rebate on the 300GB so it comes out to $79.00 in the store.

    Jason
     
  8. Sirshagg

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    What is it out of pocket? I'm always skeptical of rebates - especially from Fry's.
     
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    If you bought the Seagate 300GB from Fry's about 3 weeks ago, you may be able to get $40 back. For the 8MB version: $79.99 + tax - $50 rebate. Easy PM for me. YMMV.
     
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    xnevergiveinx

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    Hitachi 160GB UATA100 8MB Buffer Retail Hard Drive Kit
    $65.00 Rebate
    comes to $25 after you mail in the 2 rebates...ugh
    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3885187

    thinking about getting it, just as extra storage on my media server
     
  12. Apr 5, 2006 #112 of 394
    jaybird13

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    Oddly enough I just sacrificed one of my backup storage drives to upgrade my DRT800 this weekend and it was this exact same model. I think I'll order this to replace the backup.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2006 #113 of 394
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    If you bought the Seagate 300GB from Fry's/Outpost in the past few days, there is a $50 rebate available at seagaterebates.com, offer number 06-44746. I believe the rebate is really a mistake, so YMMV.
     
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    xnevergiveinx

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    funny thing is that i bought a 250 gig seagate drive and a 300 gig seagate drive. i bought the 250 gig about a month and a half ago and the 300 gig about 3 weeks ago. both had $50 rebates.
    just yesterday, the $50 rebate for the 300 gig showed up at seagaterebates.com but not the 250 gig one....i don't get it, the 250 gig one was mailed about 3 weeks earlier than the 300 gig one.

    sounds like it got lost. i have copies of everything i sent in. i'm going to wait another month before calling to see if it shows up
     
  15. Apr 6, 2006 #115 of 394
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    In the San Francisco Bay Area, Fry's has the 16MB version for $100 without rebate, today only. The $50 rebate is still available at the website.
     
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    HTH

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    Best hard drive deal I'd ever seen was 8 GB/dollar (160 GB for $20), until I saw one at 10 GB/dollar (200 GB for $20). But of course, as you can imagine, by the time I'd discovered the deals they were out of stock.
     
  17. Sirshagg

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  19. Sirshagg

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    I'm fairly certain it's a PATA drive, it's the text someone wrote above the ad which states serial, not the ad itself. Plus they have another 300gb maxtor drive on sale which states serial ata in the Ad.
     
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    Is SATA better than the other?
     

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