I dislike buying drives from anyone who must ship them to me, because I half expect the drive to arrive DOA from being punted
halfway across the country by various people at UPS/FedEx/USPS
If I buy it across the counter at staples (or wherever)
it’s a real short trip to go back and vent my frustration
on the retailer and exchange it for another just like it.
as for SATA drives, can’t use them… at this time.
And I just checked last week on drive prices at NewEgg
New sales… that blows… but I still don’t like having HDDs
shipped to me.