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CompUSA is advertising a 17.2GB Ultra DMA 66 Hard Drive for $99.99. I was wondering if anyone knows if this drive is any good, such as what brand it is. This is a special 3 day only 4th of July sale, which ends on the 4th.
07-02-2000, 03:25 PM
i'm not sure...but i've seen them advertise good deals on drives...and it's COMPUSA brand..although i don't know who makes COMPUSA brand products or who they use to OEM them.
07-02-2000, 04:20 PM
07-02-2000, 04:23 PM
Maxtor makes the compusa drives the packaging is almost identical...only the names have changed to protect the lame.. hehe
sorry dmoney didn't mean to step on yer reply..
[This message has been edited by pop-eye- (edited 07-02-2000).]
what do you mean by "only the names have changed to protect the lame.. hehe" are you saying that you think Maxtors are lame?
personal experience only, but Maxtors are the only drives I've ever bought that had bad sectors right out of the box. Called Maxtor tech support, and they have a policy that a dive is bad only when 10% of the drive is bad sectors http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
plus, sounding like a coffee can full of rocks tumbling down a cliff doesn't help much either http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
IBM and Seagate make good drives, but IBM's are the best, bar none.(BarracudaII's scream, but they produce small black holes in the universe because of the heat generated) IMHO, of course
[This message has been edited by pgq (edited 07-02-2000).]
07-02-2000, 04:51 PM
making this even more off-topic, i personally like and use Western Digital drives.. I've had great success, and they are usually a fraction cheaper than seagates..
oh well... to each his own...
07-02-2000, 05:00 PM
Comp USA=Maxtor. These are identical drives. Maxtors are probably IMHO, the second best hd company. No doubt IBM is top. Seagates are decent but their scsi drives are better. Be careful with Western Digital, they've been having trouble with a lot of their drives going bunk after a few months. But not bad of a company.
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07-04-2000, 08:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 2002:
CompUSA is advertising a 17.2GB Ultra DMA 66 Hard Drive for $99.99. I was wondering if anyone knows if this drive is any good, such as what brand it is. This is a special 3 day only 4th of July sale, which ends on the 4th.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually it is a 5400 RPM Western digital drive.
07-04-2000, 08:49 AM
i have 5 pc all hand built 3 over clocked not one problem with my maxtor hd just bought a new one for 190 30gig ,wish i would have seen this deal earlier buy if its a ata66 7200 jump on it http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
sorry, i had looked at the wrong drive, thanks for the info
[This message has been edited by 2002 (edited 07-04-2000).]
07-04-2000, 03:35 PM
I got my 20.4 gig, 5400rpm, ata/66 maxtor for $85 shipped.
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