Buying a hard drives

Simon Haddon simon at
Tue Aug 21 21:15:02 EST 2001

With the second question I would say that buying from Cougar with a 3 
year warranty is better than what happened to a mate of mine who bought a 
bad hard disk from the markets and could not get it replaced by the 
dealers at the markets or by IBM.  IBM would not replace it cause it was 
was from a shipment that was previously stolen.  Also if your interested. 
 Cougar told me that the IBM hard disks are the best performing at the 

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On 21/08/01, 8:12:43 PM, Rasjid <rasjidw at> wrote regarding 
Buying a hard drives:

> I have two questions relating to buying hard drives:

> 1.  Baring any unforseen problems, work IS going to install e-smith
> instead of Windows NT  (Yay!) on the HP LH3000 that work now has.
> However, the LH3000 currently is without harddrives.  We are going the
> SCSI option (re my post 5.08.2001 SCSI vs ATA100) and so need some SCSI
> drives.  The HP ones are VERY expensive, but we are having trouble
> getting any third party provided to say, "yes, HP won't like it, but our
> drives will work on the LH3000".  Anyone with any suggestions /
> experience with non-hp drives in HP servers?  Suggestions for other
> places to post this question would also be well received.  :-)

> 2.  I'm wanting to get an additional hard drive (ATA 100, 7200rpm) for
> my home computer, and I would like to get it by the weekend, and ideally
> tomorrow.  I'm thinking a 40Gig drive should last me for a while
> (currently have 15G).

> I can't decide whether to get it from Cougar (which is where the rest of
> my system comes from) or just go to a computer fair (which is hopefully
> happening this weekend somewhere).  The price from Cougar is $296 for a
> Maxtor-Quantum 40GB drive, or $298 for a Seagate, plus $5 delivery.  I
> could get it slightly cheaper from, but I'd rather buy
> locally.

> My questions are:
> How much would be saved by going to a fair on the weekend?
> Has anyone had a bad experience buying something from a fair?
> Is there some other store in Canberra giving a much better deal than
> Cougar?

> I would probably want to be saving over $50 to justify the
> percieved/real risk of buying from the fair.

> Rasjid.

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