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Topic # 81737 17-Apr-2011 21:31
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DSE don't seem to sell internal hard drives anymore. They only seem to sell those external usb 2.0 hard drives like this:

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4daaa86203261df22742c0a87f3b06d2/Product/View/XH9837

If I bought this external drive, and I open the case, will there be a normal hard drive in there that I can just put inside my pc to replace my internal hard drive?

And does anyone know when DSE will start selling SSD hard drives?

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  Reply # 459881 17-Apr-2011 21:39
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There are plenty of other stores out there, does your internal drive use a SATA connection? Have a look on PriceSpy or Gearbot

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  Reply # 459882 17-Apr-2011 21:40
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Yep there should be a normal 3.5" sata drive in there.

Id prefer the current generation western digital models, the cases come apart and go back together quite easily compared to the Seagates, plus it has a 'green' drive in it which runs quietly.

Looks like the seagate case wont go back together after you open ithttp://www.gearhack.com/myink/ViewPage.php?file=docs/Seagate%20Expansion%20External%20Drive%20Disassembly

But to answer your question briefly, yes.

Dick Smith has been moving away from parts and moving towards general consumer products lately, its a bit disappointing but understandable

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  Reply # 459901 17-Apr-2011 22:44
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Try http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/ which has great service and good parts. There are many others around, but this one is free shipping as well and seems to have goot technicians if you ever want them to build you a computer.

Dick Smith is and has always been overpriced. And lately the trade discount is only 1c on many items. I only buy there (for work) because of convenience. As an engineer time is money, but for personal items I don't buy there.




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