WOOT: 250 GB Refurb for $49

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by The Flush, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. The Flush

    The Flush Not So Notable Member TCF Club

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    Is today's (1/11/06) WOOT a good deal for upgrading Tivos?

    $49 + $5 S&H

    250GB
    7200 RPM
    2 MB cache
    EIDE
    Does not include installation instructions or an IDE cable.
    Ultra ATA/100 – Up to 100 MB/s burst transfer rates.
    Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology – improves hard drive reliability; reduces heat, vibration, and noise.
    Shock Guard provides outstanding improvements in shock and vibration protection for WD Caviar drives. Shock Guard allows instantaneous data protection at high shock values to achieve leading shock
    We'll do our best to improve the packing job, but it really will still come in a crappy box.

    System Requirements:

    IDE-ATA interface (40-pin connector)
    Ultra ATA-capable system


    http://www.woot.com/
     
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    They only give a 6 month warranty and a new WD has 3 years. Since the Tivo drive is always on I would be a bit leary. I picked up an Hitachi 250GB for $60 with rebates at CompUSA not too long ago (brand new with 3 year warranty).
     
  3. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

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    Sold out anyways
     
  4. captain_video

    captain_video Member

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    WD retail drives only have a 1-year warranty. They come with a coupon inside that allows you to upgrade the warranty to three years for $14.95. WD Raptor drives are the only retail kits that have a standard warranty longer than a year (they have a 5-year warranty).

    In my experience, the refurbed WD drives have as good a chance at surviving life in a Tivo as a new one does. Most refurbed drives are customer returns or OEM pulls that can't be resold as new so they're low-level formatted and repackaged.
     
  5. whatever

    whatever Tivo is Life.

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    WD drives are not the only drives that that carry extended warranties. I just purchased a Seagate drive (retail kit) that carries a 5 year warranty by default.
     
  6. kschauwe

    kschauwe Member

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    If you buy an OEM WD HD from a computer store or online (Newegg, Zipzoomfly, etc), you'll get a 3 year Warr'ty. That's what I did in my WD 320Gb.
     
  7. sholleran

    sholleran New Member

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    http://www.slickdeals.net/#p6945

    Outpost.com

    Hitachi 250GB UATA100 8MB Buffer Hard Drive - Retail Hard Drive Kit
    $60.00 Rebate

    Boxed Hard Drives Kits
    Capacity: 250GB
    Seek Time: 8.5ms
    7200RPM
    8MB Buffer
    3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
    Limit 1 per customer per household
     
  8. Thaed

    Thaed Who?

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    The key for that woot was that there was no rebate. It was just cash. I would have bought 5. As it is, I missed it. :(
     
  9. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    Exactly.
    I bought three, even though I have no particular need for even one HD of that size at this point in time.
     
  10. The Flush

    The Flush Not So Notable Member TCF Club

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    I can't find this drive at Outpost.com
     

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