dealsseagate 1.5tb serial ata hard drive for $119.99

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The 2TB drive for 2 cents less is a "Green" Drive - still has a 64MB cache, but 5900 RPM as opposed to 7200 RPM. I'm going to try to look up the platter count on both of these, but does anyone know off the top of their head?

EDIT: Here is the link to the 2TB - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7192141&csid=_21

EDIT 2: The 2TB Green drive is 3 platters (source: http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_barracuda_green_2tb_review_st2000dl003)

EDIT 3: The 1.5TB linked in the deal is 2 platters (source: http://rml527.blogspot.com/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-seagate-35.html ctrl+F for ST1500DM003)

The 2TB drive would probably make a good drive for someone looking dump a crapload of media, but if you're looking for a main drive or to build an inexpensive home RAID setup, at 2 platters and 7200 RPM the 1.5TB drive is probably right in the sweet spot of performance, capacity and price.

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The 2tb model mentioned is indeed $119.97, but it's a 5900 RPM drive. Still a good deal, but I wouldn't run a 5900 as a primary drive.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7192141&CatId=4357

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Looks like the era of 5 year warranties are gone, the 1.5 TB has a 36 month, the 2 TB low power only 24 :(

Hope the HD factories and people in Thailand are recovering and getting back to production soon. These drive were in the $65-$90 range before.

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Not a good deal - they had this drive for $69.99 last weekend, and THAT was a good deal. this isn't.

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@baillard: Hope the HD factories and people in Thailand are recovering and getting back to production soon.

That has already happened. Hard Drive manufacturers are now increasing bottom-line profits by reducing warranties and maintaining inflated prices.

Face it: All hard drives were not made in Thailand. All manufacturers were not affected. Yet all prices have gone up and stayed up. Market forces?

http://www.myce.com/news/hdd-industry-to-see-record-revenue-as-shipments-return-to-normal-61186/

So... go capitalism!

(wait... waht?)