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CompUSA 6PM-Midnight sale, Google Desktop
CompUSA 6PM-Midnight sale this friday:
Of note: some of the free things, the 250GB for $50 isn't bad... the DVD-Rs... may be ok, if you want DVDs and don't want to wait for shipping.

There's now a Google Desktop Gadget contest:
Winner get's... a decent amount of money. And according to them, you don't even need to know how to code. So the hard part here, is, what's a spiffy idea to do?

(It's a pretty good way of getting people to use Google Desktop though, and expand the amount of plugins for it... offer prizes for a design contest)

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fbartho From: fbartho Date: June 29th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
dude...! I saw the 250gb for 50 and freaked... until I saw the brand... Maxtor isn't worth it.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: June 29th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
:: blinks:: their drives are that bad?
fbartho From: fbartho Date: June 29th, 2006 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)
the only drive I've ever had crap out on me was maxtor and that was 3 months after I started using it, and it was only a 60gb hd but it was NEW in fall 04 (while I had 120 and 320gb drives under much heavier load from westerd digital and seagate, and they worked fine), getting the warranty replacement was a bitch, http://www.google.com/search?q=maxtor%20evil

Everything I've ever heard about maxtor is that they are crap, and they are the only company (other than dell 1 time) I have ever seen attempt to discount their drives *randomly* so that their ratio gb/dollars is greater than 4 to 1. EVERY other drive manufacturer thus far sticks to 3 to 1. Maxtor just got bought by seagate, and I hopehopehope they're liquidating maxtor and absorbing the assets in order to provide more of their quality of drives... seriously. At 400gb for 100$ sata 2 7200 rpm drive, I still turned them down.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: June 29th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Mmm, not too sure how random *randomly* might imply, but I've seen western digital drives go for the same price, given the same amount of GB. I've gotten a 120 GB western digital for $30, I believe. And last fall, I got a seagate 200 GB drive for $40. Granted, those might be the stores trying to get rid of excess stock, I don't know. :: shrugs:: but mm, will keep your words in mind.

I know my dad has lost data to crappy hardware though, and I _think_ those were maxtor.. I don't remember, though...

Damn, now I'm having second thoughts about picking up that drive . . . . I'm certainly not desperate for the space at the moment, having shoved that 200GB Seagate drive into the nice USB enclosure from woot.com, but . . . yeah. Hrmmm.
fbartho From: fbartho Date: June 29th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I found something better for you that I just purchased myself... the price ratio isn't quite that good, but 500gb for 160 (after 10% rebate) from seagate... makes me happy,

link to deals:

tech specs for the sata drive:

ps, do you know if its possible to copy everything from primary (C:) drive to a new drive, and then ditch make this new drive be the boot drive, and wipe the old one? (Without insane hoops to jump through? if its a couple steps I can handle but I'd rather not reinstall the OS) I think the old drive is losing integrity, so I want to use it for less important backup data, and this drive is faster than that one anyways (old being IDE) so it makes sense to use it as OS disk
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