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Junker

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~$100 1TB drives
« on: January 01, 2009, 08:23:21 pm »

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2696&tag=rbxccnbzd1

"I've been hearing people mention 1TB drive mechanisms on
NewEgg.com for around $99 on TWIP and the like, but haven't
been in the market for new, internal drives. Currently NewEgg
has a bunch of cheap 1TB options ranging from $100 (WD Cav-
iar GP) to $120 (Caviar Green)."
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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 09:19:55 pm »

Thanks for the link. I can't afford one right now, but when I am able, I will buy that new external HD that I've been promising myself.
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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 01:00:30 pm »

Following a number of the links from the article,  the prices all seem to have gone up.  Even the $79 one at Tigerdirect referenced in one of the comments is now $109.99...    :-(


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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 02:24:41 pm »

For those interested:

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 04:49:08 pm »

Nice find.

The SATAs' sure are nicer than the old IDE (Aren't they technically PATA or somesuch?) drives. Gotta love a cable 1/6th as thick and using a power connector thats a helluva lot studier than those stupid 4-pin moly things.
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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009, 03:00:08 pm »

Aren't they technically PATA or somesuch?

Parallel ATA, yes, though the distinction was unnecessary before Serial ATA (aka: SATA) came along, so they were just referred to as ATA 33, 66, or 100 as appropriate or IDE.

For those interested in a 1 TB drive, they are getting cheaper.  You may have to watch Newegg.com for particular sales.  I just recently bought a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda from them for $89.99.  The sale on that drive runs until June 30th.  Newegg is showing 7 different 1 TB drives for $100 or less right now.  Some of those are sale prices, some of them aren't.  If you're not in a particular hurry, sign up for Newegg's newsletter.  It will contain information on sales, and also promo codes to get better prices (free shipping, $10 off, stuff like that).  Just bide your time and wait for the right deal.
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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 06:21:08 pm »

I love the way these prices keep on coming down...     :-)

See 2nd part of my sig.

Now,  does anybody know where I can get a hold of a relatively inexpensive external adapter to work with SATA?  Something reliable would be nice.  Then I could just go USB to this laptop,  to get it started loading up,  before I end up planting it in a server or something.


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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 07:44:33 pm »


Now,  does anybody know where I can get a hold of a relatively inexpensive external adapter to work with SATA?  Something reliable would be nice.  Then I could just go USB to this laptop,  to get it started loading up,  before I end up planting it in a server or something.


I use these things all the time in my forensic work.  They seem relatively reliable, I've had six or so over 5 years and 5 still work.  Plus they work with normal PATA drives as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226001

I don't bother with enclosures, but you could build one out of an extra ammo can.  Or just buy one from the same place.
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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 11:54:35 pm »


Now,  does anybody know where I can get a hold of a relatively inexpensive external adapter to work with SATA?  Something reliable would be nice.  Then I could just go USB to this laptop,  to get it started loading up,  before I end up planting it in a server or something.


I use these things all the time in my forensic work.  They seem relatively reliable, I've had six or so over 5 years and 5 still work.  Plus they work with normal PATA drives as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226001

I don't bother with enclosures, but you could build one out of an extra ammo can.  Or just buy one from the same place.

Thanks for the link,  and I like that it handles both IDE _and_ SATA (which I haven't got any of yet,  but figure that's only a matter of time)...

Now I have something to look at in terms of a price.


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Re: ~$100 1TB drives
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 11:52:55 am »

continuing...

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