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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

22 Nov 2011   #131
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

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cigs and grog outrageously priced
My muscat is still only $4 a gallon. But it does make your toenails curl. But on topic I have a friend in brisbane who got for me 2x1TB drive both in external astone caddys for $90 ea. Should have them in a couple of weeks if he posts them today. I'm happy.


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22 Nov 2011   #132
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
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cigs and grog outrageously priced
My muscat is still only $4 a gallon. But it does make your toenails curl. But on topic I have a friend in brisbane who got for me 2x1TB drive both in external astone caddys for $90 ea. Should have them in a couple of weeks if he posts them today. I'm happy.
Hum where from BB? my Seagates form PCCG are $129 + . OT but in two weeks ??
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22 Nov 2011   #133
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
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cigs and grog outrageously priced
My muscat is still only $4 a gallon. But it does make your toenails curl. But on topic I have a friend in brisbane who got for me 2x1TB drive both in external astone caddys for $90 ea. Should have them in a couple of weeks if he posts them today. I'm happy.
Hum where from BB? my Seagates form PCCG are $129 + . OT but in two weeks ??
No idea. Next time I speak to him I will find out. Yeah 2 weeks. I have no mail service and have to go into town to mail office and I only go to town when absolutley necessary. Usually once a month. It's a bloody long trip.
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24 Nov 2011   #134
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Well I'm miffed! I found some 1tb drives on ebay for £50 and ordered some. Got an email saying they didn't actually have any in stock and can't get any more... Grrr!! Half tempted to get another 120gb SSD now!

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26 Nov 2011   #135
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have zero interest in any Seagate hard drive, but if anyone else is, this might be interesting:

Seagate ST1000DL002 Barracuda® Green Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 3G, 5900 RPM, 32MB at TigerDirect.com
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26 Nov 2011   #136
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have zero interest in any Seagate hard drive, but if anyone else is, this might be interesting:

Seagate ST1000DL002 Barracuda® Green Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 3G, 5900 RPM, 32MB at TigerDirect.com
Love Seagates wouldn't have anything else myself - had a Samsung for my first build and a noisier thing you couldn't find despite everyone telling me they were the best thing since sliced bread!

Problem is we can't get the US stuff out here - Newegg and Tiger and Newegg have some REALLY cheap RAM I see - at least half what we pay.
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26 Nov 2011   #137
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Seagate ST1000DL002 Barracuda® Green Hard Drive

Those Green drives are dogs--5900 rpm and they go to sleep quickly. Probably take 30 seconds or more to spin up. Might be ok for backup or little used data but not for an active machine or for the OS.

That's why they're available for cheap.
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26 Nov 2011   #138
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

ICit2lol,

Obviously, your experience with Seagates has been a lot better than mine. I bought 4 matching drives of their's, and very quickly, 3 out of 4 of them failed. That wouldn't have been so bad, but every replacement that they sent me (4 additional drives) failed even quicker. Since then, I have been sticking with WDC.
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26 Nov 2011   #139
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
ICit2lol,

Obviously, your experience with Seagates has been a lot better than mine. I bought 4 matching drives of their's, and very quickly, 3 out of 4 of them failed. That wouldn't have been so bad, but every replacement that they sent me (4 additional drives) failed even quicker. Since then, I have been sticking with WDC.
Hum sorry to hear you have ad so much trouble mate I had nothing but trouble with WD - externals admittedly and the Samsung 103SJ everyone raved on about was driving me mad with the read arm clattering. The ones I am using now are the blue Barracudas and I yet to fault one, and I have four at my disposal. Perhaps yours and mine for that matter all came from a same batch in the manufacturing plant?? Tried sourcing from different sites?? never know might get lucky

Actually I don't know if you or anyone else saw the 60 minutes program where it was stated that in China there are enormous factories that house lines of production that include one for Nokia, one for Panasonic, one for Samsung and so forth all under one roof and it shattered my illusion that these companies actually had their own dedicated manufacturing plants.

Just out of curiosity why did you buy a matched set?? - not being funny as I am not that savvy - I just thought a pothole was a pothole.
To use an analogy (love them) it would be like buying a set specification model car in say red they would all have the same manufacturing process therefore making the finished product exactly the same.
I used to buy matched trannies and vacuum tubes (valves) when we used to build (stereos particularly) in the old days. So I can only think that they must test each device and align the test outputs to find the very close tolerances they need to match up identified devices with similar spec'd devices. Having said that it would make these devices expensive because of the extra scrutiny.


In any case the price of any of them now is just out of hand as someone else said makes an SSD more attractive - eh?
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26 Nov 2011   #140
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There was no technical reason for me to buy in a set as I did, it was just the way things worked out. At the time, I felt that it would be better to have 4 500GB drives, rather than 1 2TB drive, like not putting all the eggs in one basket.
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