HOT? Maxtor 80GB U100 for $186.00

Luv2Die

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not sure if this should belong here, but wuteverz....

I was surfing for a cheap place to buy hd's and hit this:
planetharddrive.com

they're selling the 80 GIG Maxtor HDs for $186.00
I've been looking around for infos on dis site but found nothing. Also about a month ago they were selling these HD's for $165.00, not sure y they raised the prize.....
This seems kinda cheap for an 80gig, but I'm not sure if there's something hidden n fishy bout it...just to share my discovery :)

btw, plz dun flame me for diz or nething, haven't really posted a thread yet....;)
 

swage

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Doing a quick search on yahoo for the same model number reveals that this drive is only 5400rpm.

http://www.harddrives4less.com/maxdiam5380u.html NOTE: this site doesn't have the same deal.

Other info found: on model : 4W080H6
Formatted Capacity: 80GB
Interface: 40-pin ATA-5
Data Transfer Rates: 100MB/s (UATA)
Average Seek Times: 11ms
Buffer Size: 2MB
Rotational Speed: 5400rpm
Height (inch/mm): LP (1.02/26.1)
 

Pabster

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Maxtor has released the D740X series, which features an 80.0GB model spinning at 7200rpm. They should be appearing soon...
 

docinthebox

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If this is 5400 rpm, then I think the WD1000BB might be a better deal.

It was selling for $199 at a number of places sometime ago, like CompUSA, BestBuy and Fry's. Don't know if the deal has expired or not. The WD1000BB is the top rated IDE drive at StorageReview currently.
 

kinge420

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staples right now has the Maxtor 80GB 5400RPM Hard Drive retail box for 179.98 - 30 coupon you'll get the retail version for 161.00 including shipping and taxes.

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Gmetech

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Read about the warranty on theplanetharddrive.com site. That company has several web sites that all load that same page, and all sell drives the same way. 1 year warranty, with a trade up deal after that, where you pay 50% of the cost of a replacement drive. I don't believe these drives even have a Maxtor label on them, as their auction site describes several brands of drives sold by them as "white label". This means there would not be any warranty from maxtor, only from this company. One person here raved about their deal, but when I sent them a private message to ask about the label, they said they didn't know (whether the drive had a Maxtor label or not??? That seems pretty obvious to me).

Personally, I think if I was going to buy a drive from these guys, it would be on their auction site, but even that doesn't seem to be a real auction, and I've only seen a deal on there one time and still didn't want it at only one year warranty.