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Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: September 15, 2010 08:28PM
So I finally found the tool I used a while back to benchmark all the 2.5" drives I was looking at - [www.tomshardware.com]

All 500GB drives, the Seagate 7200.4 is faster than the WD Scorpio Blue. However, the Hitachi is indeed faster AND uses less power than the Seagate. That coupled with the deal at Fry's on this drive for $60, I pulled the trigger for local pickup.

But since now I have to drive all the way there, I searched for some other things and found a deal on:
CyberPower CP850AVRLCD UPS Battery Backup - 850VA, 510W, LCD, AVR

The best price I could find when I was looking for a new UPS with AVR a few weeks (or was it months?) back was about $85 on this one. Their price is $69.97 AND there's a $10MIR. - So $59.97(+ whatever a stamp costs these days, an envelope and a piece of paper.)

So at ~$60, that's only about $20 more than I was looking for new batteries. Plus I like how this one does AVR better, and thus it should last a lot longer.




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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 15, 2010 08:33PM
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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: decay
Date: September 15, 2010 09:08PM
that HD on the egg is $66 AR

[www.newegg.com]

$64.99 after mail-in rebate card
Receive a $10 prepaid card by mail from Hitachi! Expires on 9/30/10

99 cents shipping



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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: September 15, 2010 09:22PM
> I pulled the trigger for local pickup.

Wow, did you hit the truck? wall smiley

Anyway, good deal on drive.



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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: hal
Date: September 15, 2010 09:51PM
better deal on the UPS
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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: AllGold
Date: September 15, 2010 10:09PM
I wish I could get the UPS shipped. No such thing as local pickup in my area.



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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: September 16, 2010 12:40AM
Quote
decay
that HD on the egg is $66 AR

[www.newegg.com]

$64.99 after mail-in rebate card
Receive a $10 prepaid card by mail from Hitachi! Expires on 9/30/10

99 cents shipping

I prefer $60 w/o rebate over $66 after rebate.




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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: decay
Date: September 16, 2010 10:01AM
i only posted that for folks like me who have no Fry's B&M nearby.



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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: September 16, 2010 11:49AM
ah, ok. Makes sense now smiling smiley




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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: decay
Date: September 16, 2010 10:26PM
your deal was good. sometimes i wish i had a Fry's nearby.
my closest Microcenter is an hour away. not much else B&M for me.

newegg ships ground "next day" to my home, which i love.



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Re: Ordered my HD, found a UPS deal while I was at it
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: September 16, 2010 10:27PM
I hear ya. We've only had a fry's for a few years now. No Microcenter, not even close.




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