Originally Posted by Bigjohns
Had a hdd die last night. My spare is actually enroute to Seagate for replacement...
Anyone have a confirmed drive / drive source for 200-300gb drive??
On a normal day I'd look it up for you, but I'm physically pooped today. I can tell you.. go to the other HD thread that shows reported working drives and plug some of the model numbers in google, than hit the 'shopping' tab (it might be under 'more'). ...then change price from lowest to highest and look for the first new drive. After you find one you are comfortable with, plug the model number in ebay for good measure.
That's what I've been doing lately.
don't buy from mwave. they are crooks. I bought a few drives NEW from them on ebay. one didn't work and other was used for many hours (I learned from diagnostic tools). They wouldn't send me new ones when I complained (worth a shot, it is what they agreed to), then when I caved because I didn't want to stress, I accepted a refund. The crooks not only didn't refund shipping, they didn't refund tax. I'm out about $30 bucks but dont want to lose sleep over it. I'd like to shiP in their mouths.
I periodically, but rarely get screwed. The amount I get screwed compared to the mad savings I orchastrate is laughable.