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Master Geek
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Topic # 58328 9-Mar-2010 17:26 Send private message

Hi, i'm after a 1.5TB external OR 2TB internal (7200 RPM) hard drive.

Budget: $200ish (or less of course lol)
Location: Auckland

Would be keen to hear from anyone that can do this... otherwise eBay it is lol


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 305733 9-Mar-2010 17:51 Send private message

You can get a new enclosure for ~$50 and a 1.5TB eco/green drive for ~$160-170


2TB is likely out of the question as there are very few 7200 rpm drives and typically a new drive is over $280 NZD alone without the enclosure.

Any eco/green drive is not truly a 7200rpm but variable speed to save power ie: performance sacrificed slightly to reduce heat.

Generally less heat is highly recommended for an external enclosure!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 305779 9-Mar-2010 20:16 Send private message

Thanks for the advice :-)

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