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vue666
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join:2007-12-07
Halifax, NS
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reply to TOPDAWG

Re: Hard Drive Deals

said by TOPDAWG:

Cool got a 300TB drive from Canada computers for 99 hell I'm lining up in the morning to save 20 bucks. Just drove the 10 mins from where I am staying walked in waited like 5 mins picked one up.

What make (Seagate, WD, Hitachi,...)?


Dones

join:2008-02-14
Toronto, ON
reply to TOPDAWG

said by TOPDAWG:

Cool got a 300TB drive from Canada computers for 99 hell I'm lining up in the morning to save 20 bucks. Just drove the 10 mins from where I am staying walked in waited like 5 mins picked one up.

LOL 300TB. I got the 3TB for 79.99. Don't think it's worth waiting 2 hours in the cold. Can't feel my toes.


Dones

join:2008-02-14
Toronto, ON
reply to vue666

seagate barracuda



Anav
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Dartmouth, NS
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reply to elwoodblues

Man the SSD deals this time around (compared to bf cm) sucketh.



Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
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reply to TOPDAWG

said by TOPDAWG:

Cool got a 300TB drive from Canada computers for 99 hell I'm lining up in the morning to save 20 bucks. Just drove the 10 mins from where I am staying walked in waited like 5 mins picked one up.

are you posting from the year 2076


urbanriot
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said by Last Parade:

said by TOPDAWG:

Cool got a 300TB drive from Canada computers for 99 hell I'm lining up in the morning to save 20 bucks. Just drove the 10 mins from where I am staying walked in waited like 5 mins picked one up.

are you posting from the year 2076

Obviously. Drives are larger, cheaper, and language has evolved to new levels of efficiency.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
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·Start Communicat..

said by urbanriot:

said by Last Parade:

said by TOPDAWG:

Cool got a 300TB drive from Canada computers for 99 hell I'm lining up in the morning to save 20 bucks. Just drove the 10 mins from where I am staying walked in waited like 5 mins picked one up.

are you posting from the year 2076

Obviously. Drives are larger, cheaper, and language has evolved to new levels of efficiency.

either that or UBB is now like $1/byte

GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
reply to elwoodblues

Where's the deals? I'm not seeing them!

»ncix.ca/products/index.php?minor···tid=1316

Budget/price range $70-$75! No 3.5" 120GB Intels in that range?
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Anav
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You got that right...... The 180 500 series for $159 is not bad but I was paying that for the 240 330 series and the 180 330 series was in the 109 range. I even picked up a 120 vertex 3 for $49.



TOPDAWG
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reply to Dones

oops my bad. So those drives i was reading it's not a good access drive in other words you don't want it running all day. I'm going to use it for storing all my movies and TV in a media PC as just a storage drive and not the OS drive I take it thing should be ok for those needs.

My media PC runs pretty much all day.


GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON
reply to elwoodblues

Is this any good?

»www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/···I69-7010



urbanriot
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It's a 3+ year old model so it's not going to set any speed records but it's a lot of space at a low price with a 3 year warranty so I think it's worthwhile.

GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON

I found a better 1 I think: »www.canadacomputers.com/product_···d=047838

Thoughts please! Greatly appreciate the feedback!
(I don't want 2 make the wrong buying decision!)
Mucho thanks in advance! :P! !
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creed3020
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Great drive for a pretty good price. You can't go wrong with an Intel 330.

I've used 2 in the last month for builds and I'm loving the speed


GoRaptors

join:2011-07-22
London, ON

Ya I don't know if I should hold out/off 4 a better deal or pull the trigger? >!
Cheers!



TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues

ok I got the 3TB Seagate and put it into the PC today. Ok now it's only seeing 746GB on it so do I need a driver or something? I'm using windows 7 64bit.



gschneider
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ON, Canada

You need to format it using a GPT partition table.



Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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said by gschneider:

You need to format it using a GPT partition table.

... you also won't be able to boot from a drive with a GPT partition table unless you've got an EFI install.


TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues

ok did the GPT thing still sees it as a 746GB drive I'm just going to use it as storage or that is what I want to do.



elwoodblues
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Somewhere in
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Bios issues, look for an update to your mobo, it has issues with LBA addressing.



TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues

Here is the mobo not even sure it can support the drive this size.

Intel® Desktop Board D945GCZ



HiVolt
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You should check that you have the latest bios.

»downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_···ype=BIOS

While they dont list anything about drive sizes in any of the release notes, it might have been a silent fix along the way somewhere.
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TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues

damn it I get a bios do not match error when tiring to update from a CD.



TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues

ok got it I had to use a program from seagate called DiscWizard. I give it the GPT layout. I take it all should be good now. It's better to not use MBR and use the GPT layout is it not?

»knowledge.seagate.com/articles/e···218619en

So I got 2.72GB I take it that is right.



elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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Somewhere in
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That's right, marketing is about using 1000k instead of 1024k for each gb. So your 3tb hd is only that size.



TOPDAWG
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cool thanks boss now to test the shit out of it before I load it up with data.


JBear

join:2005-02-24
canada
reply to elwoodblues

Memory Express has the Intel SSD 330 60GB for $69.99 but alas they are sold out. Went to the store last night and the rep said hopefully they'll have some in next week and probably (hopefully!) still on sale.



vue666
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reply to elwoodblues

Toshiba 3.0 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive $79

»www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as···01242013



creed3020
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reply to elwoodblues

This week's sale at NCIX is the first time since pre-flooding levels that I'm seeing 2TBs @ $89 and 3TBs @ $119. Prices are slowly falling back. As a point of reference the WD 3TB Green was $99 before the flooding. I'm encouraged by these trends and looking forward to getting more storage for my HTPC.

»www.ncix.com/promo/promosale.php···&sn=3557

Western Digital released their Q4 results yesterday (»wdc.com/en/company/pressroom/rel···07cd7ea5). Their volume in Q4'11 was 28.5m and Q4'12 was 59.2, more than double the year quarter previous!



Guspaz
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reply to elwoodblues

Still waiting on green or red 4TB