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07-16-2001, 09:01 AM
30GB Western Digital 7200 RPM Disk Drive at BestBuy for $79.99!!! This is brand new retail packaged (in the box, not whitebox or drive only)
Is it me, or is this a REALLY good deal? I checked pricewatch and the cheapest 30GB 7200 I can find is $96 and that's OEM.
I might have to score 2 or 3 of these guys...
here's the link: (web site is out of stock, but your local store may have it)
07-16-2001, 12:55 PM
This is a quality drive at a good price.
07-16-2001, 01:33 PM
i never had a problem with a WD drive
i also buy nothing but WD drives
07-16-2001, 05:15 PM
I just received an e-mail from BestBuy.com giving me a $10 digital coupon because I haven't bought from them in a while. I did put the 30GB drive in the online cart yesterday or the day before, but didn't buy it. I wonder if that's why they sent me the coupon. Now I think I'll get a drive for $69.99.
07-16-2001, 06:18 PM
same thing happened to me... nicer price
07-17-2001, 02:19 AM
Actually, I've had some problems with WD drives and I know of some of my friends who have had problems with them as well. Usually they concern the partition table being corrupted and causing a big headache, so now I only use that drive as a storage drive for unimportant stuff. If you're looking for a cheap storage solution, then this is a decent deal. Otherwise, if you're looking for something to run your entire PC on, save yourself some headache and go with an IBM HD. Sure they're a bit more expensive, but they're very reliable and they perform great.
07-17-2001, 03:14 AM
I've got a 6.4 GB WD that I've had for quite a while. Now It's a secondary storage drive, but I've never had a problem with it.
Anyway, WD uses IBM technology in their drives. So, the big difference between a WD drive and an IBM drive is generally the size of the cache and the fact that WD put it together, not IBM. WD also handles warranty situations well. If you're within your warranty, you shouldn't have a hassle, if your warranty is up, they'll probably give you a really good deal on a replacement if you send them your dead one.
So, for that price, I'd say jump at it right away!!! It's just another one of those situations where I kick myself cuz I'm too short on funds to get one.
07-17-2001, 09:03 AM
even if the drive isn't all that good...if it breaks within the warranty period (which for WD I think is rediculously long for a computer product) they'll pay for you to ship it back, send you a new one, blah blah...it's just awesome.
I do have to agree that the above post about the IBM drives is true...I've had an 8GB forever it seems, and it's been nothing but fast and furious the whole time! I love it...
at $79.99 for 7200RPM and 30GB...you're not going to find a better deal anytime soon though...
07-17-2001, 04:28 PM
I have been missed even more. I got a $15 coupon :heh:
07-17-2001, 04:32 PM
WD used to be decent, but in the last few years their quality has fallen off. Carpe diem. You should definitely not plan on using this as your primary physical drive...
07-17-2001, 09:04 PM
can u guys send me a copy of that email with the 10 or 15 dollars off or posting it online? or is it singular for each person? i would love to buy this drive and i have the dough for it but gettin it at 10 or 15 less is soooo much more attractive.. if it isn't too much of a hassle.. thanx!!
07-18-2001, 08:19 PM
Hey, for those who recieved email with the savings, could u forward it to me? I just bought a barebones computer so now all i need are the drives.. I'm going to scrap the floppy off my 386, use my CDRW as my CD rom and so all i need now is a Harddrive.. So if you could.. could u send the email to me? thanx a bunch!
07-19-2001, 10:06 AM
I know, for me, it(the coupon) says it is one use-only.
07-19-2001, 01:32 PM
someone needs to find out who this chic is for me!!! (she's in the BestBuy ad for "free shipping". Heck, I'll pay for shipping if she's included! (just look at those babies!!!)
07-19-2001, 01:55 PM
Maybe it's the the ways she's sitting or the slacks she's wearing, but she looks a little chunky to me.
07-19-2001, 03:46 PM
I've owned 6 WD drives, had 5 of them replaced, 1 of them 2x. I'm waiting for the last one to fail, but all it does is run F@H now and stream MP3s to another computer on my LAN so I guess it doesn't matter.
IBM technology in the WD drives might be the case, but it doesnt' stop the fact that they are (in my case) the worst drives to use.
I used to reccomend them.... now It's IBM or nothing.
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