200GB SATA II/300 $49.99 free shipping at frys

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#1

says 3 year warranty too :slight_smile:

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5020145?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


#2

Fry’s does a poor job in the descriptions. The 8MB, for example. From Provantage.com:

Internal SATA II 200GB 7200RPM
Manufacturer Part Number: L01E200

Product Specifications

Product Name Internal SATA II 200GB 7200RPM
Storage Capacity 200GB
Data Transfer Rate 300MBps External Maximum Serial ATA - II
Form Factor 3.5" Internal
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Package Type Retail
Buffer 16MB

This is Maxtor, BTW.


#3

Maxtor is owned by Seagate as Seagate low-end Division, and thus only 3 yrs Warranty VS 5 yrs in Seagate products, I never had a failure in the past under Maxtor brand, but I know it is not as reliable as WD and Seagate. But still, I’ll take it over Samsung anyday
Make sure you buy 2, RAID time at a very good price


#4

I have shyed away from RAID for some reason. I have had great luck with Maxtors also.

I already have the Seagate 400 & 500GB SATA II drives was thinking of getting one of these for a boot drive instead of my PATA 133 60GB Maxtor. The mobo is only SATA I, so only a lil speed increase I guess.


#5

I use raid for booting and non-raid for storaging and OCed @ very high clock speed w/o any problems


#6

Now yah got me thinking :smiley: I do have 2 channels/4 SATA I ports on the mobo.


#7

Done thinking, ordered 2 :smiley: It’ll free up the IDE for burners

@ghetocowboy - standby for some SATA RAID booting questions. Gonna wind up with 4 SATA drives in the new box :bigsmile:


#8

That is a good deal I wonder if you can buy @ Fry’s store for the same price?.


#9

I’ve seen it posted somewhere that the online prices are not good in the stores. It’s worth a shot to check though. In NJ there are no frys yet :frowning:


#10

frys had the description right. My 2 drives came today. As the picture shows it, the drive is one of the Maxtor Basics series and has 8MB cache. The box from Maxtor has 2 stickers on the box that say 8MB. The drives are DiamondMax21 3.5 Series 7200.10.

Now I need the RAID 0 boot help for these things :smiley: Also any partition, swap file or any other good advice for using the RAID 0 setup for them.

@ghetocowboy and anybody else. TIA :slight_smile:


#11

just use the raid bios to set up a stripe, that will give you ~150 gig drive to partition with the windows cd, just set about 30 gigs for system and rest for temporary data
and images and large game installs

everything on a stripe should be easily replaced since they are so delicate and fragile


#12

In store deal ended on tuesday
Make sure you do slipstream the driver into XP disc before install windows because XP does not recognize the driver. Unless you have a floppy disc then you can load the driver on the floppy disc. I dont have a floppy disc so I have to slipstream my drivers.


#13

DaChew - THANKS!! I’ll read up on the RAID stripe before I give it a go. 30GB partition shoould be way more tham enough for system and apps for me.

ghetocowboy - I never had a SATA drive for a boot drive so far and I just can’t seem to part with the floppy drive and never slipstreamed, so I’ll use the floppy. THANKS!!


#14

That is more or less true I have faced this situation twice that I was denied to sell item at the price that advertised on their web site.


#15

Went there and ordered 1 and it kept tacking on shipping. I finally ordered it anyway and called them to ask where free shipping went and they gave it to me free anyway. Now thats nice people. I did mean shipping not the drive. But it isn’t free anymore. Soon Soon


#16

Wow that was nice of them! I thought maybe you didn’t check ground shipping but I checked the site just now and free shipping ain’t there any more.


#17

So true. It’s nice to deal with nice people. Makes you want to shop there more. UHHM reckon that’s their plan? LOL


#18

Without a free shipping then the deal is not so great to go for.


#19

The 200 gig came today and I put it in a new build with the $99 400 gig from the other day. 600 gig–Ought to be enough for my phone numbers. LOL Now to wear out the warranty.


#20

You can store 120 Viedo movie (5GB per movie) on your 600GB two drive or may be 120M phone numbers.