View Full Version : Wester Digital 45.0 GB for $156.95 (or less) verified
07-15-2000, 03:04 AM
The description read like it's 7200, and the picture looks like the box of the 7200, but when you checkout it reads 5400. Hard to argue if you don't want the 5400 when the the receipt reads 5400.
07-15-2000, 04:26 AM
Bad news: There was a previous post for this drive from Sam's club for ~$160 after a $30 rebate. When i went to Sam's i not only found out that the 45.0 GB model was not listed as eligible for the rebate, but also the rebate had expired on May 27th, 2000!
Good news: The rebate has been modified to include the 45.0 GB drive and extended until August 12, 2000, if you purchase from any of the stores listed at WD's site. Here's the best deal i could find:
1. Order the 45.0 GB drive from buy.com (http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10250662) for $186.95
2. If you are a new customer, you can use this coupon (http://www.us.buy.com/basket/additem.asp?sku=80180108) to receive $10 off of a $30 order (total $152.90 after rebate). If you are an existing customer, you can use this coupon (http://www.us.buy.com/basket/additem.asp?sku=80278158) to receive free shipping (total $156.95 after rebate).
3. Download the rebate (http://www.westerndigital.com/promos/30-reb4.html) from Western Digital's site.
07-15-2000, 04:35 AM
Update: If you are an existing customer, i think you can still use the $10 off $30 coupon by:
1. Adding the $10 off $30 coupon to your cart.
(if you are already logged in, the coupon shouldn't appear.)
2. Add the free shipping coupon to your cart.
(now both coupons should appear.)
3. Click to continue to checkout.
4. Buy.com will display that you have to remove one of the coupons, so remove the free shipping coupon (valued at $5.95) if you only order the hard drive.
5. Process the order and an existing customer should be able to use the $10 off coupon. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
Hey, every penny counts.
07-15-2000, 11:39 AM
Is this a 5400 or 7200 drive. The description at buy.com is really confusing.
07-15-2000, 12:01 PM
copied from the link above:
"The WD Expert 7200 RPM family from Western Digital leaves conventional 5400 RPM drives far behind with 33% faster disk transfer rates."
I would say 7200, wouldn't you???
that is a comment on the model line- the drive should be 5400rpm...
07-15-2000, 01:14 PM
Ordered mine 152.90 not bad considering a 27.2 gb caviar is 239 @ staples.com!!!!
07-15-2000, 01:18 PM
well if you look at the pic they includ for the drive you can see on the box 7200 rpm printed on it ,my guess 7200 rpm not 5400 http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif
07-15-2000, 01:33 PM
The 45 GB hard drive has a spindle speed of 5400 rpm.
Here's a quote from MrBeetle (copied from a different post) which may help anyone deciding between the 5400 rpm and the 7200 rpm vs. cost per GB.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> This drive @ 5400 RPM is faster than smaller drives at 7200RPM.
Suppose you have a 9 GB drive, spinning at 10000 RPM, that is 3" in diameter. The circumferance is roughly 9", so lets say there is 1GB per inch. At 10000 RPM, it can read 90000GB a data a minuite.
Now, suppose you have a 90GB drive, spinning at 5000 RPM. Circ. is still 9", so there is now 10GB per inch. At 5000 RPM, it will read 450000 GB a minuite. (That is about 5x the amount before)
If the data is compressed more (physically) on the drive, the slower speeds will still be faster than before.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
[This message has been edited by jameslee (edited 07-15-2000).]
07-16-2000, 03:36 AM
yea jameslee made it clear to me ,looks like a 7200 but its really a 5400
dont like the trick
but they would have got me thanks lee http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
According to Western Digital's website that model (WD450AARTL) is a 5400 RPM drive.
Western Digital Caviar 45GB Info (http://store.westerndigital.com:80/store/product.asp?registered=0&dept%5Fid=2&pf%5Fid=177)
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