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Old 04-23-2005, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone. At costco.com, there is a SmartDisk 80GB FireLite drive that costs $179.00. However, there is also a SimpleTech External 160GB Hard Drive that only costs $129.00. Why does a drive that can hold 2x the amount of data cost $50.00 less? Is it simply because of its larger (and thus less portable) size? Is it brand-name?

Basically, is there something else I should consider besides how much data can be stored? Thanks.

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There are other factors that could go into why one is more expensive than the other. It could be the speed of the drive. Both brands I havent heard of before. It sounds like noname brands that have the value of their product skewed.
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