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SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharky, Jun 6, 2005.

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

    Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

    I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)
     
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  3. WarC

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    Because of the RPM speed and cache difference, you would probably notice a slight increase in bootup time and how long it takes to access the drive. Overall the difference wouldn't be that great, though. The new drive will also probably quieter.

    For $40, 20 extra gigabytes of space on a faster, newer harddrive isn't that bad of a deal!
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There was recently a deal on one of the bargain sites for an 80gig 7200 RPM 8mb cache drive for $19.95 after rebate. I don't view $40 for an extra 20gigs to be much of a bargain. :rolleyes:

    Try these sites and get yourself a real deal on the new hard disk.

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  5. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    the only rebates i trust are from staples. one can do them online,its user friendly,and they arrive in about 21 days.

    i will check those sites though
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but I've redeemed several hundred rebates, and I've only been unsuccessful at getting two of them. Anytime I can get a 99% return on them, it's good enough for me.
     
  7. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    i have heard/read many hazzle stories on rebates. the business idea behind rebates is more than 50% of people will not send them in.

    i understand bestbuy is going to an online rebate system in 10 months
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're exactly right, if you don't send the rebate in, you won't get it! I hope that doesn't come as a surprise. :)
     
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