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Old August 3, 2010, 06:46 AM
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Default Samsung 2Tb HD203WI drives...under $130?

Looking for 2+ of these drives but paying over $130 each for them is hard to justify. Any tips for a CDN site that may have them at a good price?
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Old August 3, 2010, 09:17 AM
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how is it hard to justify? why are you looking for that drive in particular?

2 TB seagate barracuda LP's are around $120 each (at my local store) - pretty much the same thing
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Old August 3, 2010, 09:21 AM
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I just think I can get it for $120 perhaps. I have one already for a RAID5 or JBOD setup. I need at least 2 more, ideally 4 more. $130 wouldn't be bad but if I can find for cheaper where I am buying more than 1, then I'll save a few bucks for sure.
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you dont need the same brand drives for a RAID or JBOD setup - just the same size. (heck you don't even need that)
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All seagate LP series are cheap crap made by Maxtor. Aviod them. Wait to find some Samsung cheaper or get the WD CAVIAR BLACK
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Cheapest price right now seems to be $140. They were on sale early July but went back up.

On ebay, if buying from a U.S. seller, they're about $120 + shipping and how knows what else.

They're good 2TB storage drives. I'd take them over WD Green 2TB or Seagate 2TB, easy. They get good reviews.
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Old August 3, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Thanks for the replies.

I narrowed down many options to the Samsung. WD Greens are no good for RAID, Hitachi seem ok but run hot I read, Seagates are junk, etc.

I'm not even sure if WD Blacks are good for RAID either. And WD's RAID drives are way too pricey.
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WD green are not good for raid because they have a sleep mode. WD black are just perfect and will run like your samsung.
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All seagate LP series are cheap crap made by Maxtor. Aviod them. Wait to find some Samsung cheaper or get the WD CAVIAR BLACK
LOLOLOL alright then.

you guys have fun.

"sleep mode" lol - like there's no way to disable THAT is there.
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LOLOLOL alright then.

you guys have fun.

"sleep mode" lol - like there's no way to disable THAT is there.
Reliably? Not that I have found to be consistent among the WD20EARS. You have some new information?
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