Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS Hard Drive

Y23KC

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Originally posted by: cyberkost
What is the difference between 6400AAKS and 6401AALS drives?

Maybe the warranty? I'm not sure, but I thought WD had a 3 year warranty, but this one shows a 5 year warranty.
 

SickBeast

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Originally posted by: Y23KC
Originally posted by: cyberkost
What is the difference between 6400AAKS and 6401AALS drives?

Maybe the warranty? I'm not sure, but I thought WD had a 3 year warranty, but this one shows a 5 year warranty.
The AALS "black" drive is a little bit faster. It has the lowest seek times of any 7200rpm hard drive. They say it gives the Raptors a run for their money in terms of overall performance.

$68 is a steal for this hard drive. My one knock against it is that SSDs are the wave of the future.
 

California Roll

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All Black drives have 5 year warranties, which is why I prefer to get them over the Blues and Greens if the cost difference isn't too high.
 

matas

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only if damn live.com gave my freakin moneh i would afford this. It said it will be available in 7 days. After 10 days they said they were unable to transfer the money, so I have to wait another 7 days.
 

cyberkost

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SickBeast, thanks! Somehow I missed the fact that this is "black series" drive on the first reading.
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Originally posted by: SickBeast
Originally posted by: Y23KC
Originally posted by: cyberkost
What is the difference between 6400AAKS and 6401AALS drives?

Maybe the warranty? I'm not sure, but I thought WD had a 3 year warranty, but this one shows a 5 year warranty.
The AALS "black" drive is a little bit faster. It has the lowest seek times of any 7200rpm hard drive. They say it gives the Raptors a run for their money in terms of overall performance.

$68 is a steal for this hard drive. My one knock against it is that SSDs are the wave of the future.

The AALS also has a 32mb cache vs. the 16mb of the AAKS.
 

jjmIII

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Ya, I bought a 1.5tb for 104, and a 1tb for 69, but still couldn't resist my first 'black' drive at this price.

This is 'the' drive right now. Buy up my geek friends :D. One day only!
 

Paolo

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I see $83.24 only now. Is the $15 off with paypal dead ?

Update (yep it's dead)
"The PayPal promotion has now ended"
 

The Beast

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Ok, bought it yesterday with the Paypal thing, but I got charged the full $83.24 and there is no mention anywhere of $15 cash back on my final invoice and nothing in paypal, so WTF???

I know for fact before I finished the transaction it mentioned the end price would be $68.24...

Is it because I had no money sitting in paypal and paid via credit card thru paypal?

Should I have used direct bank transfer, or did you need to have cash sitting in your paypal account to make this work?
 

Capt Caveman

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Originally posted by: The Beast
Ok, bought it yesterday with the Paypal thing, but I got charged the full $83.24 and there is no mention anywhere of $15 cash back on my final invoice and nothing in paypal, so WTF???

I know for fact before I finished the transaction it mentioned the end price would be $68.24...

Is it because I had no money sitting in paypal and paid via credit card thru paypal?

Should I have used direct bank transfer, or did you need to have cash sitting in your paypal account to make this work?

Terms and Conditions: Receive $15 cash back on purchases of $75 or more, excluding tax and shipping (Offer). Offer applies to transactions at www.Buy.com when you use PayPal as the payment method. Offer valid on December 19, 2008 and only as long as the Buy.com website indicates that the $15 cash back promotion is available. The maximum amount of cash back per PayPal account is $30.00. To receive this Offer, you must use a U.S. PayPal account in good standing. The cash back will be deposited into your PayPal account by January 31, 2009.
 

Lanyap

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I received my $15 Paypal cashback this afternoon. I ordered the drive on 12/19 and it shipped on 12/20 with the free shipping but have not received it yet.

Thanks OP!


 

jjmIII

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Originally posted by: Lanyap
I received my $15 Paypal cashback this afternoon. I ordered the drive on 12/19 and it shipped on 12/20 with the free shipping but have not received it yet.

Thanks OP!

Hmmm, s.o.b. I already got my $15 back too! Good job Paypal!