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#1 BobbyDouglas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 5:58 pm

I am looking for an SATA 150 Internal Hard Drive that is 120GB or larger in size. I took a look around a bit and found a Retail Hard Drive Kit, but I wasn't sure what is meant by "Kit". Anyone familiar with this?

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 6:21 pm

Are you looking for a regular ATA or a SATA drive?

#3 BobbyDouglas  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 6:48 pm

SATA 150

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 6:49 pm

I assume the kit refers to being in a retail box, usually with some kind of software, mounting rails (for mounting in a 5 1/4" drive bay) and screws. At least that is what they usually refer to.

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 6:52 pm

Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 10:41 pm

Something like this:

http://www.buy.com/p...0/10348872.html

But maybe with a little less $ :P

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Posted Aug 17, 2004 - 10:44 pm

Or... $185 http://www.computerh...-id-178868.html

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 12:02 am

new only or would you be interested in used?

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 8:05 am

New only. This will be a drive that contains secure files, so I would not want to have any chance of having a used hard drive (and then having that crash on me).

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 9:35 am

What is the difference between:

Hard Drive: http://westerndigita....asp?DriveID=59
Hard Drive Kit: http://westerndigita....asp?DriveID=59

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 10:23 am

From the site: "For easy installation, kit includes installation and management software, hardware and step-by-step illustrated instructions."

Like I said before, you get mounting hardware, probably a SATA cable, software and manual. With the bare drive you get the bare drive - usually nothing else.

ZipZoomFly has the bare drive for $162 with free 2nd day shipping:

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=101220

It also says it has a 3 year warranty, which is nice.

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 11:10 am

Nice hard drive, but it is ATA/100, I want SATA/150

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 4:09 pm

oops. i thought it had the same model as the ones in the links you posted.

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 5:39 pm

It's ok Brad, just one last messup before RossMan removes your admin and gives it to me.

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 5:45 pm

LOL. I'm not scared of RossMAN. :rotflol:

He removes my admin and I go on strike - there would be no more deals posted on the site ever again :evil: :tongue1:

:chairshot is for Brad - RossMAN :rant:

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 9:17 pm

BobbyD... this should do you right.
http://www.buy.com/r...74&loc=101&sp=1
Seagate 120 GB SATA 150MBps 8MB Cache 8.5ms for $110 Shipped.
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Oh, its the retail version too so you get all the cables and junk not to mention the 3 year warranty.

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Posted Aug 18, 2004 - 10:33 pm

Actually that is the one I am using right now that is sometimes messing up on me. ST3120026AS-RK is the one. I got it for $87 shipped about 5 months ago. I would rather wait for a week or so and find a good Western Digital deal. If I am going to spend over $100 to get a good hard drive, I might as well make it around $175 and get a WD 250GB SATA/150 -_-

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Posted Aug 19, 2004 - 5:55 am

If the drive isnt working properly, then why not RMA it to seagate and have them ship you a new one?

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Posted Aug 19, 2004 - 7:38 am

Because I can't have my computer down for that long. I can't say 100% that the hard drive is bad, all I know is that it is causing a few problems, but it could be a problem with the cable, not the HD.



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