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  Reply # 312967 30-Mar-2010 18:55
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Hmmm, perhaps some other retailer will match it on a better drive. Not too impressed with the performance of the green drives when directly connected to onboard sata - lots of pausing when using the PC that didnt happen with the old seagate 7200.12 before it started to act up. Replacing sata cables stopped the long freeze that was happening, but there are still delays opening my computer on the greens that the seagates never did.




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  Reply # 313006 30-Mar-2010 19:25

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eXDee:
robbyp: $100 is an ok deal, but they are only 5400 speed


So many people didnt fully read my first post. The drive inside is a WD Green 10EADS which is 7200rpm.

If you need faster, rip off the casing and simply use it as an internal drive.


 

It doesn't say that on the advert I have got. Where does it say that?

it doesnt say its a 5400rpm drive on the advert either.
I have one of these drives, hence why i know its a 10EADS because thats the hardware ID of it.


Well the one I have got is 5400 speed.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 313172 30-Mar-2010 21:52
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Ok... for all you people that want to guarantee one and dont mind being a bit cheeky go buy one now. Yes they are currently $159 or whatever but... DSE has a price-matching 14 day guarantee therefore bring back your receipt in the weekend and get the difference. 







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  Reply # 313186 30-Mar-2010 22:04
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pebbles: Ok... for all you people that want to guarantee one and dont mind being a bit cheeky go buy one now. Yes they are currently $159 or whatever but... DSE has a price-matching 14 day guarantee therefore bring back your receipt in the weekend and get the difference. 


Thats true, its part of DSE's price matching gaurantee, if the price changes within 14 days of purchase and you have the receipt then you can get a refund of the difference.




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  Reply # 313190 30-Mar-2010 22:09
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Im sure that this wouldnt be applicable to sales.

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  Reply # 313191 30-Mar-2010 22:10
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pebbles: Ok... for all you people that want to guarantee one and dont mind being a bit cheeky go buy one now. Yes they are currently $159 or whatever but... DSE has a price-matching 14 day guarantee therefore bring back your receipt in the weekend and get the difference. 


Thats true, its part of DSE's price matching gaurantee, if the price changes within 14 days of purchase and you have the receipt then you can get a refund of the difference.


Trust me, I know... its where I work :P 







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  Reply # 313250 30-Mar-2010 23:17
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I thought the price promise didn't apply to limited stock offers, and the mailer clearly says this is a limited stock offer... either way I'm not taking any chances and will be waiting for my local DSE to open on Thursday morning...

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  Reply # 313631 31-Mar-2010 21:54
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pebbles: Ok... for all you people that want to guarantee one and dont mind being a bit cheeky go buy one now. Yes they are currently $159 or whatever but... DSE has a price-matching 14 day guarantee therefore bring back your receipt in the weekend and get the difference. 


Thats true, its part of DSE's price matching gaurantee, if the price changes within 14 days of purchase and you have the receipt then you can get a refund of the difference.


Trust me, I know... its where I work :P 


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  Reply # 313633 31-Mar-2010 22:03
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i hope so coz i bought one today for $159. i'll p1ssed if the 14-day price match doesn't apply when i revisit them tomorrow.



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Kiwipixter: i hope so coz i bought one today for $159. i'll p1ssed if the 14-day price match doesn't apply when i revisit them tomorrow.

Worst case scenario is you get your money back.

But they will resell it to you at that price. If they dont, say you want to return it, and then buy the returned item again. No different to if they sell your returned HD to someone else.

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  Reply # 313667 1-Apr-2010 00:33
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The ad says "limited stocks" but doesn't say "x per store" or "x nationwide" which would be a bit dodgy if they open the doors tomorrow and say "sorry we don't have any at this store" because their systems show HEAPS of stock across the chain??

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  Reply # 313700 1-Apr-2010 06:44
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I just ordered one online now for $99 as I too was worried by the time I get there they would run out.

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  Reply # 313709 1-Apr-2010 07:56
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freitasm: How easy to open the external case?

Along the lines of this question - I don't know much when it comes to the internals of my PC.

I have an AMD Athlon 3000+ 2.0Ghz which has a 120Gb HDD and a 40Gb HDD installed internally.

If I'm not mistaken these are "IDE" HDDs?

Is this WD HDD suitable to just plug into my current system? Or have HDDs evolved and would it require a more modern motherboard?

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freitasm: How easy to open the external case?


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