Sure it's a low price, but you can get significantly bigger and even with external enclosure for just a little bit more...
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J&R Epiphone LP Jr Guitar, autographed
Tassimo Pot for a Bot - T45 Brewpot
Zagg's iPod a day, Touch 8GB! (retina display rocks!)
Scotts FB IWG $100 Amazon GC
Nestle Better Things in Life - $100 Sports Athrty GC
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This does have a 64 mb cache tho so the WD black with definitely outperform this samsung.
How is the F3 faster? The WD has the same RPM but also has a 64 MB cache versus only a 32 MB with the F3.
Because 32MB vs 64MB doesn't make much, if any, difference in speed. And I bet those people read the reviews out there that proved the F3 is faster instead of you making a blanket statement about cache size.
The world is made up of ladders. Some go up and some go down.
I have been thinking about the fact that $40-50 seems to be the absolute floor for any mechanical hard drive, and it's disappointing, but aside from the actual ICs in the HDD, everything else is mechanical or electromechanical, and often those things are much of a fixed cost. The HDD manufacturers are already producing at such a high volume that the Aluminum chassis, magnetic platter, etc just really have no room to come down in price much (i.e. can't make them smaller like with newer technology ICs).
So, the best we can get is better motors that allow higher density platters, which is why 2-3 years ago, 500GB was ~$50, and now it's 1TB. In a year or two, it will be ~2TB for $50 when 2TB can be fit on one or two platters.
Dunno... just a thought.
BTW: TU and repped.
lol wtf..this never seems to drop any lower...got it from Newegg for $54 almost 2 years ago... -__- If only there were more deals on the 2TB f4
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