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Old 07-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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why does this HDD cost almost as much as my entire computer?

Newegg.com - IBM 44X2458 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
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Compatibility: IBM System DS4000 series
Sounds like it's a specialty drive, if you've got to have it?
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a review on newegg, says this 1 guy bought it for his grandma...
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Looks like a waste of money to me Then again I wonder why anyone buys Macs.
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"Enhanced Disk Drive Module Compatibility: IBM System DS4000 series"

It is an "enchanced" hard drive for what appears to be an IBM server of some sort...

Not really meant for consumer use.
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Yeah, it seems to be a server hard drive.
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I love the reviews on products like this. People know what it's for but the comments always make for a good laugh.
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I just stumbled upon this: IBM System Storage DS4000 series 1000 GB SATA disk drive enhancements can increase product capacity
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Default Re: why is this HDD so expensive?

never let newegg reviews hold any sort of weight what so ever. Read reviews from proper sites.
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Newegg reviews can help you figure out if the product line is actually bad -.- I have seen some lines get 5 eggs straight, then newegg gets a BAD batch, then a month of 1 egg RMA reviews -.-
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