Ian wrote:You got 3.5 years out of your drive? I gotta say that I'm impressed. Even 3-4 years ago, drives weren't being manufactured to last very long. To cut costs, they made them as cheap as possible.
Well, I only paid like $65 back in Nov 04 for the Sony 710A
...I'm more than contended with the drive
. If these drives were cheaply made back in 04, how about the current drives on the market now? cause the Pioneer 212D/215DBK and Samsung SH-S203B are selling less than $25 in my area
. Hmmmm my gosh, these $25 new drives will probably be dead after only like 6 mths then?
Hard drive prices and dropping like crazy here, 750GB Samsung are selling for $89/750GB Seagate $109 and flash drive are going for like 8GB/$19.99 or less......I'm wondering if the CD/DVD burning will be a thing of the past soon