[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Sat Jun 4 07:52:27 UTC 2005

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 08:47:43AM +0100, Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Fri 3 June 2005 21:59, Brad Templeton wrote:
> > Even so, do you really want to fill up with drives as "small" as 160gb,
> > even at just 19 cents/gigabyte.   Now if you want to raid-5, such drives
> > make more sense if you can buy more than one of them.
> I read this with some amusement. It if were not for Myth and it's high demands 
> on disk space I would be happy with a 40Gb drive for another year or three. 
> I'm currently running one myth box on a 20Gb drive (15Gb actual vid space) and 
> another on the balance of a 40Gb drive (approx 20Gb).
> Over here (UK) even an 80Gb drive sells at 3x the $30 of this particular WD 
> 160Gb drive.. I'm currently on the lookout for bargins though and a 120/160Gb 
> drive would easily satisfy me.

Undertand this drive doesn't really sell for $30.  That's below cost.  It is
subsidized by people who don't redeem the rebate, which is most of them (even
in a crazy deal like this.)

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