WD SE (8MB) 120 gig 7200RPM $79.99 at Best Buy and

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#1

Best Buy this week has the WD 120 gig 7200 RPM Special Edition HDD w/8MB buffer for $79.99 after $80 mail in rebate.

They also have a WD 80GB SE drive for $59.99 after $30 and $10 mail in rebates

40GB 7200RPM Maxtor $39.99 after mail-in rebate

Verbatim 52x24x52 CDRW (Still Lite-On?) $14.99 after $25 and $30 mail in rebates.

Take a look at their ad online (they seem to be on a new server the last few weeks so it’s not so slow anymore) at www.bestbuy.com


#2

Just got done shopping.

The Verbatim drive I got (52x24x52) doesn’t even have the Verbatim sticker on it! It appears to be a straight-up Lite-On LTR-52246s (except minus the “www.liteonit.com” sticker on the tray of course). Not bad for $15+tax after rebate! (Haven’t plugged the drive in yet so I can’t verify stock firmware)

The WD 120GB SE drive is still marked as a 3 year warranty!

The 7200RPM Maxtor 40GB drive was $10 cheaper than advertised at my local store, making it $29.99 after rebate, so I couldn’t resist picking one up. It’s only a 2MB buffer but supports ATA-133.

They seemed to have plenty of the ad merchandise, but I had to go looking for the AT&T 50 pk CDR for $.99 after rebate, they were in the home location, but on the bottom shelf and without a big sale sign. The ad lists these as 24X, my pack is marked 40X. Haven’t opened them yet.

Another item I couldn’t resist is a Mag 18" LCD monitor (with speakers, 1280x1024@75Hz native) for $349.99 after $50 Best Buy and $50 Mag/Proview mail in rebates.

Like I said, check the ad and get there before the best stuff is sold out.

Now I’m building a pile of disused HDDs. Just in the over 10GB category, I now have:

Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB ATA133
WD 120GB SE 7200RPM 8MB ATA100
WD 100GB 7200RPM 2MB ATA100
Maxtor 80GB 5400RPM ATA100
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM ATA133
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM ATA100
Maxtor 15GB 5400RPM ATA 66 or 100 (can’t remember which)

And I generally only use 2 per computer. I really should quit looking at these ads. Between Best Buy and Office Max, I spent around $900 (pre-rebate) today, and for stuff I really don’t need (but I’m sure one of my friends will, on a week when there’s not a good sale).


#3

Ok, I’m now installing the WD 120GB SE drive (well, copying data from the old drive).

The clam-pack package contains:
The drive
Quick install guide (poster)
Data Lifeguard Tools v10.0 on bootable floppy
80-wire UIDE ribbon cable (2 drive)
Extra DIP shorting block (one already on the drive)
4 mounting screws
Warranty information

Out of package, the drive was jumpered for Cable Select.

Formatted capacity of drive (as reported by properties in 98SE) is 119,990,583,296 bytes (111GB) as opposed to my Maxtor 120GB/7200RPM/8MB/ATA133 drive which is 122,876,264,448 bytes (114GB)


#4

Originally posted by dentman42
[B]Best Buy this week has the WD 120 gig 7200 RPM Special Edition HDD w/8MB buffer for $79.99 after $80 mail in rebate.

They also have a WD 80GB SE drive for $59.99 after $30 and $10 mail in rebates

40GB 7200RPM Maxtor $39.99 after mail-in rebate

Verbatim 52x24x52 CDRW (Still Lite-On?) $14.99 after $25 and $30 mail in rebates.

Take a look at their ad online (they seem to be on a new server the last few weeks so it’s not so slow anymore) at www.bestbuy.com [/B]
where is the SE drive for 59.99? I can only find the one with $80 rebate:confused:


#5

Originally posted by MrPolite
where is the SE drive for 59.99? I can only find the one with $80 rebate:confused:

It’s on page 22 of the ad, same place as the 120GB for $79.99 after $80 rebate. Actually, the 80GB for $59.99 after rebate is pictured, the text under it lists the 120GB SE.

The 120GB WD drive for $59.99 after rebate was at Office Max and was not the SE model (and also not available online).

Check out Best Buy’s RAM prices too. I got a Kingston ValueRAM (lifetime warranty) 512MB PC2700 DDR module for $39.99 after rebate.