Quick, a CHEAP Hard Drive for video editing

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  1. Holadem

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    DVD authoring, that sort of stuff. I figured I would be comfy with 80GB? Perhaps even 40GB?

    I don't see myself doing much editing or burning and such after I am done archiving the 40 hours or so of material that I have right now, except for the occasional new footage every couple of months (holidays, trips, special events).

    Newegg has this thing for $61.50 shipped:

    Excel Stor 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model J680, OEM Drive only

    Model# J680
    Item # N82E16822162002

    Specifications:
    Capacity: 80 GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
    Buffer: 2 MB
    Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
    Features: Load/Unload Mechanism Non Head Disk Contact Start-Stop, FDB Motor, 350G Shock resistance
    Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
    Packaging: OEM Drive Only

    Never heard of this brand... whaddayathink?

    Edited to add:

    SEAGATE 80.0GB 7200RPM 9.4MS BARRACUDA ATA V (ST380023A)

    $53 from PCMicrostore.

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  2. Ken Chan

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    You'd only save about $20 going from 80GB to 40GB, so you might as well go with 80GB. Never heard of ExcelStor either, and this translated bit from their website isn't encouraging: Maybe there's no direct correlation, but....

    You can get a Western Digital with a 8MB buffer at Newegg for $5 more. Hmm, they actually charge less for shipping. So that's... $2.75 more?
     
  3. David Norman

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    Check out CompUSA if you want a bigger drive --

    Seagate 160GB for $60 (after 50 MIR).
    rebate?Barracuda
     
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    Whoa! I am all over that, except it's sold out [​IMG]

    I will call local the local store.

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  5. David Norman

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    Sorry about that, I swear when I put the link up it was still available. I would likely have gotten one except I got the same drive at BB a couple ago for 70 and didn't figure it be worth the trouble of returning those for the extra 10 since the store's an hour away.

    There have been a lot of rebates on Seagate's lately -- almost weekly at either BB or CompUsa (or Fry's if you have a local) so wait a week and it may show up again. They also had a 120GB last week for 50 after MIR. These are great drives for upgrading TIVO since they run quieter than most of the other big drives.
     
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    This deal has been around forever.....

    200gb WD drive for $90 after rebate. Great store to buy from too.
     
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    Thanks, great deal, I just need to think this through a bit - I am really trying very hard to stop spending on stuff I don't need.

    Ken, I never did thank you for your input, much appreciated. That ExcelStor blurb is hilarious.

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