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From time to time, there are great deals on Hard drives that are great for upgrading one's Tivo or your server. This thread is dedicated not to discussing hard drive upgrades or best HD but simply alerting folks to such deals.
 

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The 300GB Seagate I ordered, along with $29 USB 2.0 conversion kit arrived today. $185 up front less $50 rebate =$135 with shipping.

I'd been looking for about 250GB for $150 USB2.0 so this was a good deal, and nice nice little project with the USB kit.

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BTW- the 160GB deal expired yesterday. You really have to jump on these fast. At 12.5 cents per GB (maybe as much as .19 depending on your state taxes), that was a record.

.40/ per GB in these others looks like a more typical good deal these days, while the .33 deal on the 300 that HD got are much more rare- especially for the higher quality Seagates.
 

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It blew my mind to see the 5 year parts and labor warranty when I got the Seagate. I've had two WD drives fail on me, one after two months, the other less than a year. No other HD has ever failed on me, but both the WDs I've had failed.
 

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Last day today- 300GB Seagate is back on sale for $99. (.33 per GB- good price though once a month you can do better on lower capacity drives). Today is the last day for this rebated offer from Outpost.com but this seems to be a regular offer- so if you miss this one, check back periodically in the future.
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4280824#rebate

Not exactly a hard drive special, but a decent deal on a portable media player. Note- IRiver has a lower play time than Creative Zen, and there are liable to be some more inventory clearances of first generation PVP's in advance of release of new models for the christmas season.

$289 for a new 20GB IRiver that can be sync'd to Tivo files with Media player 10. You can do a little better on the net, but this is backed by Costco's liberal return policy.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ec=BC-EC3-Cat79&pos=1&whse=&topnav=&prodid=11068695
 

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Office Max has a 320g Western Digital 7200 rpm 8 mg cache in store for 120$ on sale this week. after 80$ instant rebate and a 30$ mail in.
 

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parzec said:
Just a quick note for anyone who doesnt usually read the fine print. This is a refurbed drive with only a 0 day warranty. Still might be a good deal, but buyer beware. I myself am a little hesitant to buy a refurbed hard drive for a TiVo since it will be getting such continuous use.

Dylan
 

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dylanemcgregor said:
Just a quick note for anyone who doesnt usually read the fine print. This is a refurbed drive with only a 0 day warranty. Still might be a good deal, but buyer beware. I myself am a little hesitant to buy a refurbed hard drive for a TiVo since it will be getting such continuous use.

Dylan
Actually, it comes with a 90 day waranty - perhaps a typo in your post, but it says 90 on the computer geeks site.
 

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Justin Thyme said:
Nigebj noted that this deal is back on again at Outpost.com

http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4280824?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Offer good until 9/15/2005.

That's .33 per gb. Much cheaper than DVDs- with divx, you can get a feature length film on disk for less than 40 cents.
And as you'll note the Outpost front page was a little enthusiastic, it's actually 159.00 - 50 - 109.99 - but a great drive, and a good price.
 

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parzec said:
Actually, it comes with a 90 day waranty - perhaps a typo in your post, but it says 90 on the computer geeks site.
Oops, sorry. :eek: The # nine key does not work on my keyboard and sometimes I forget to copy and paste it in. Thanks for catching my mistake.
 
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