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#109156 - 02/08/2002 23:05 Hard drive group buy
TTony
journeyman

Registered: 26/06/2002
Posts: 65
Loc: Charleston, SC
I will have pricing next week for a hard drive group buy. If you are interested, please post here (do NOT e-mail me on this yet). I would like to gauge interest in different sizes (10GB, 20GB, etc.) and brands.
Thanks,
-Tony

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#109157 - 02/08/2002 23:13 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30548
Loc: Seattle, WA
I'm assuming that you mean laptop hard drives? Since this is the BBS for the empeg car, after all.
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#109158 - 03/08/2002 00:24 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
jarob10
enthusiast

Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 272
Loc: Stockport, UK
I'm interested in a laptop HDD - 48GB + preferably
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#109159 - 03/08/2002 01:32 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
mail2mm
journeyman

Registered: 04/02/2002
Posts: 60
Loc: Wyoming and New Zealand
I am interested in a 60 GB notebook HD. Also a 40 GB.

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#109160 - 03/08/2002 04:03 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
F0X
member

Registered: 31/03/2002
Posts: 100
Loc: Alberta, Canada
40GB seems like the best deal at the moment, so put me down as interested in a couple of em.
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#109161 - 03/08/2002 07:24 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: tfabris]
TTony
journeyman

Registered: 26/06/2002
Posts: 65
Loc: Charleston, SC
"I'm assuming that you mean laptop hard drives? Since this is the BBS for the empeg car, after all. "

Of course!


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#109162 - 03/08/2002 08:11 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
bodybag
addict

Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 501
Loc: Southern California
Yeah, count me in for a couple 30+ GB drives!
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#109163 - 03/08/2002 11:11 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Weird...

I just logged on to post a "WTB: 48 or 60GB Drive" thread. So put me down as very interested for either of those sizes.
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#109164 - 03/08/2002 11:40 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

I would be interested in 2, 60GB IBM Travelstars.
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#109165 - 03/08/2002 12:27 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
mtempsch
pooh-bah

Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1986
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
I'd probably be interested in one or two 48GB drives...

/Michael
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#109166 - 03/08/2002 17:32 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
smu
old hand

Registered: 30/07/2000
Posts: 879
Loc: Germany (Ruhrgebiet)
Hi.

I would be interested in one or two drives, 48GB or 60GB.

cu,
sven

PS: Please remove that large image from your sig. Using pictures in every post isn't really nice, less protruding and more informative ones are accepted like in pgrzelak's posts though.
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#109167 - 03/08/2002 19:02 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: smu]
accept
new poster

Registered: 03/05/2002
Posts: 34
Loc: Queensland, Australia
I'd be interested also, assuming exchange rates to $AU won't kill my interest.
Around 30GB

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#109168 - 05/08/2002 06:13 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
DBALKUNJR
member

Registered: 17/12/2001
Posts: 194
COUNT ME IN FOR A 40 OR 48 Gb HD
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#109169 - 05/08/2002 08:18 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
XslamfaceX
stranger

Registered: 07/07/2002
Posts: 39
40 or 60 gig here.

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#109170 - 05/08/2002 09:21 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
oliver
addict

Registered: 02/04/2002
Posts: 691
Hi Tony, I would be interested in either (1) 30gb, or (2) 60gb. Depending on price of course, and the outcome of my raid thread

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#109171 - 05/08/2002 09:37 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
For reference: (according to to PriceWatch)

60GB = $359
48GB = $205
40GB = $135
30GB = $105
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#109172 - 05/08/2002 09:46 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
Phoenix42
veteran

Registered: 21/03/2002
Posts: 1342
Loc: MA but Irish born
damh you Brad!!!
strutting the price of laptop drives around like that, it's like waving booze around in front of an AA meeting

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#109173 - 05/08/2002 11:05 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
ajayrockrock
journeyman

Registered: 29/12/2001
Posts: 99
Loc: Riverside, CA
I hate to through another "me too" but you asked for it....

I'm interested in 2 40GB drives.

later,
ajay

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#109174 - 05/08/2002 11:32 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: ajayrockrock]
Squawkt22
journeyman

Registered: 09/03/2002
Posts: 62
Loc: MA
Also interested in a 40 gig drive.

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#109175 - 05/08/2002 12:29 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: Squawkt22]
Xpyder
stranger

Registered: 24/07/2002
Posts: 37
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Interested in up to 3 60GB drives.

BTW, Newegg.com has IBM 60GB for $332 (much better than what is listed on Pricewatch!).

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#109176 - 05/08/2002 13:20 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: TTony]
tanstaafl.
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5279
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
I would be interested in a 20GB drive, but only if the price were ridiculously (i.e., well under market value) low.

tanstaafl.
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#109177 - 05/08/2002 13:27 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: tanstaafl.]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
You may be better off waiting till this is over and buy the 20GB from someone who just upgraded...
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#109178 - 05/08/2002 14:38 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
TTony
journeyman

Registered: 26/06/2002
Posts: 65
Loc: Charleston, SC
Thanks for the quick replies everyone! I will have the final pricing before Aug.9th.
-Tony

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#109179 - 06/08/2002 16:49 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: Xpyder]
jwickis
addict

Registered: 24/08/2000
Posts: 658
Loc: India
I think Pricewatch refers you to Newegg.com last time I was looking and unfortunately I just bought another hdd ($118.00 for a 30GB) just two days ago, damn the luck. My 12GB empeg drive was critically low, down to 20mb.

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#109180 - 07/08/2002 18:18 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: jwickis]
jwickis
addict

Registered: 24/08/2000
Posts: 658
Loc: India
Just received said drive via Fedex regular Newegg.com is fast. Be forewarned from them the drive is very bare bones only drive inside of antistatic bag {NO jumpers NO screws} inside of a FedEx box that's 20 times it's size (with appropiate stuffing). The drive is installed with only one hitch (main drive connector fell apart trying to remove the glue:( conn. clips break very easily) No problem I hope in the future with such, since I just put conn. back on and melted the conn back together with a soldering iron. Works now but the real test will be in the rugged SUV enviroment (read not a cushy car type SUV) it spends 98% of time.
Thanks to the well laid out drive upgrade section at Rio.org if you follow to the letter there will be no problems.

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#109181 - 07/08/2002 19:09 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: jwickis]
justinlarsen
old hand

Registered: 31/12/2001
Posts: 1109
Loc: Petaluma, CA
how much was the drive after shipping? Pricewatch now shows the price including shipping so the ones posted by brad include shipping (at least i assume so) what dose newegg.com charge? and are newegg.com refurbed drives?
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#109182 - 07/08/2002 21:08 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: jwickis]
SE_Sport_Driver
carpal tunnel

Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Glad to know that a cable can be fixed... I tore one of mine too and they are expensive after shipping for a new one.
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#109183 - 08/08/2002 17:52 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
jwickis
addict

Registered: 24/08/2000
Posts: 658
Loc: India
Well I didn't exactly tear it, the middle or primary connector fell into two pieces, the retainer clip poped off. I did have to carefully realign the existing holes where the pins bit into the cable. I think I probably just got lucky. I've had it in the vehicle a couple of times now and no problems with vibration losing connection.
BTW- How much does a cable cost, just in case and where did you get one?

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#109184 - 08/08/2002 17:59 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: justinlarsen]
jwickis
addict

Registered: 24/08/2000
Posts: 658
Loc: India
$118.00 free shipping and the drives are new.
But like I said you get nothing more than a drive in a anti-static bag, NO screws (I used 2 from the old drive as suggested but not encouraged, by the FAQ) and NO jumpers (I jerry rigged a full sized drive jumper to work). I know, vibration will probably get me all around but the RTV should work to hold everything together...............................shouldn't it?.

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#109185 - 09/08/2002 08:18 Re: Hard drive group buy [Re: jwickis]
revlmwest
addict

Registered: 05/06/2002
Posts: 497
Loc: Hartsville, South Carolina for...
In reply to:

(I jerry rigged a full sized drive jumper to work)



Good old German know how....
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