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PC hardware sales and good deals (RETAIL or ONLINE sales NOT personal sales) ....

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by greensman, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. bigwill68

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    Now that's alot for 25 Discs
    http://www.meritline.com/verbatim-b...t-printable-datalifeplus-96870---p-35540.aspx
     
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    I average between 1.25 to 2.00USD$ for Verbatim Bd-R single layer discs. I won't be touching a double layer BD for quite some time. They can keep dreaming about the 11$ each for those discs. I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole. Now 3 - 4$, I'd think about. Bd's aren't that expensive. I Archive data for some people. They pay 5$ per disc. It's worth it ;) I've been thinking however about bumping up the price. To be sure I can afford another burner when it comes time.
     
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    Did a little math and it seems that 1.25US for BD-R's is .005/GB cheaper than an average HDD lol.
     
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    who would use such a scabby brand for BluRay discs though, really?

    Verbatim ones are $190 for 50, so $3.50 per 25GB. With hard disks 80x the size and 28x the price, that's unremarkable really.
     
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    I don't know a thing about BD costs so I just used oman's lowest number. Per GB BD discs are still less than I expected, although I don't see myself ever buying one.
     
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    I most certainly would never use a "Scabby" brand LOL! Verbatim or TY all the way ;) The lowest I've seen for verbatim is currently 1.25USD. A very agreeable rate for something that has been tested for longevity, and shows promise :)
     
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    Yeah they're down to £59.96 in the UK ($81.04 before tax) as well. Very tempting, I need some more backup drives :p
     
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    I'm keeping an eye on the price of them, some could end up in my server soon, depending on how my need for storage goes over the next few months. I suspect I'm liable to need to put my 4x3.5->3x5.25" conversion bay back in, which is fine, but once the drive count exceeds nine it really starts getting heavy, and as a system that travels to LANs, that's not a good thing!
     
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    whats the UK pricing for them sam?
     
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    A pound is a dollar at the moment, sadly, so not good. They should eventually drop down to the £110 mark, but with 2TB drives reliably below £60, they'd still be a bit pricey, right now they're almost prohibitively expensive.
     
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    i guess 4TB drives have to start hittinh home first, to drop the price on these.
     
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    Pretty much, you will always pay over the odds to get the largest drive type. 750s made 500s cheap, 1TBs made 750s cheap, 1.5TBs made 1TBs cheap, and so on.
     
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    That's very impressive Russ! I definitely like their BlacX model I have. I'll have to keep such a case in mind for a secondary down the road ;)
     
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    Oman7,

    That's why I included the link from Thermaltake, so you could see how it works. bottom PSU, and handles the longest video cards. Looks pretty cool too!

    Russ
     
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    It's the free shipping that makes that deal. $50 for a case of the features/quality that Thermaltake produce like that isn't especially amazing, but most of the rivals to the V9 don't have free shipping, or at least they didn't when I last looked. The inbuilt hotswap dock is a nice idea assuming it works. Personally though, I think a 2.5" internal bay might have been more useful than a 2.5" external hotswap dock! If I had an SSD I would be sticking it in a wiring loop inside the case like I do now, not leaving it exposed to the outside all the time. There are a few complaints about the plastic tool-less PCIe covers, which I can understand, as I've broken one of those off before. Once you know how they work you can usually lock/unlock them without breaking them, but they're so flimsy they will snap in half with less force than you might consider 'they're a bit stiff'. That of course is experience from coolermaster cases as I haven't built/upgraded a thermaltake for ages, but as far as I can tell they're quite similar.

    I couldn't help but laugh at how they wired the USB3 front connector. Clearly thermaltake never saw the internal USB3 header coming...
     
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    Sam,

    The docks can take either a 3.5" or the 2.5" Sata drives. If you look at the pictures from Thermaltake's site, they show a 2.5" in the front bay and a 3.5" in the rear. both bays are identical. Very useful in my opinion.

    Best Regards,
    Russ


    I thought the same thing when I saw the blue wire. LOL!!
     
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    Again though, I would take an internal adapter bay for 2.5" drives over the 2.5" external. The 3.5 is useful of course.
     

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