JamieW wrote:It isn't really THAT good of a deal. It is $0.317/GB for a maxtor with a 2MB cache. I just got a Seagate Barracude for $0.313/GB with 8MB cache. If you're getting two, you might have been better served waiting for a 120GB with an 8MB cache for about the same $/GB.
You make a good point, thanks. But for $19.00 bucks its a good start for an economical system build, rack drive or clone drive.
Unfortunately for me, most of our office computers still use Win98, the blue screen monster.. I like to use these 2 meg cache drives (or older used drives) to clone a system. With the clone drive we can get a fubared system up and running quickly if the operator backs up the data like they are suppose to do..
RE the Seagate, I have been thinking about a tivo upgrade. If you have the time, what size was that drive and where did you find it?
PS, Here we are talking about $.313 vs $.317 per gig. Remember when a 30 gig drive would cost about $300 or a meg of ram was $50... we must be getting spoiled.