500 GB drives for $99 RRS feed

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  • This may not be appropriate, but I'd be p*d if nobody told me...and this is unpaid/unsolicited.  I wanted to share my good fortune at finding this out...

    CompUSA has Maxtor 500 GB SATA and IDE drives on sale for a limited time at $99 plus tax/shipping.  Hurry!

    Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:09 PM

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    Thats not a bad price :-)


    Although beware, a number of people have posted, including myself, that Maxtor drives have a habit of going wrong.



    Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:08 PM
  • I think I paid $115 each for two IDE WD 500 gb 16 mb cache drives I bought 3 months ago from NewEgg.com with free shipping.
    Monday, October 29, 2007 3:18 AM
  • Thanks Paul.


    I've stopped using Maxtors now and use WD drives - so far, so good :-)



    Monday, October 29, 2007 7:01 AM
  • I started installing the Server software and at first it tells me i need at least 512MB RAM...OK did that, now it tells me i need at least 60 GB of ATA or SATA HD -my system had 30GB...I have a spare PATA 300GB but PATA is not mentioned.....does anyone know if PATA will suffice? Also, absent of my own company posting min hardware requirements ANYWHERE (which may have avoided all this) does anyone know of the complete min requirements or do i just expect more surprises?

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 4:11 AM
  • Hi,

    The documentation both on the disk, and on the Windows Home Server site, tell you the min requirements.

    Although they say the minimum hard disk size is 80GB, they also recommend that your largest hard disk should be your system disk. Don't forget the free space on your system disk is what is used as the 'landing stage' for any files you trabsfer to the server.

    It doesn't matter if it's SATA, PATA, USB or Firewire. Just so long as your motherboard recognises it as a boot device.


    Wednesday, October 31, 2007 1:41 PM

    I have been using WD HDDs only for years, after a good friend had a new Maxter HDD fail.


    FRYs has WD 500 GB SATA 300 HDDs for $99.00 now thru thursday, so tomorrow is the last day.





    Thursday, November 1, 2007 2:47 AM
  • I've been using two Maxtor 500gb for the past several months with no problem.  I thought these were rebranded Seagate drives with only difference being 3 year warranty rather than 5 with Seagate drives.  Am I wrong? 


    BestBuy has been selling Seagate 750gb pata drives for $140.

    Friday, November 2, 2007 4:00 PM