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Hard drive price confusion Answered

Looking to create a small form factor PC to fit on the back of a monitor and while searching for a hard drive on Newegg noticed that the lowest price 2.5" internal desktop hard drive was $120 and not even 150GB ( http://tiny.cc/01012 )
while a 2.5" USB powered portable hard drive that is 1TB is $90 ( http://tiny.cc/01024 ), these numbers just are not adding up, couldn't I just disassemble the portable hard drive. Not sure if I am missing something important, Help is greatly appreciated!

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seandogue

8 years ago

Often times, older, lower performance components are more costly due to their scarcity. I don't use New Egg in general, (it's always seemed a bit "Amazon-ish" to me) but there are plenty of other options for purchase of hardware. A 1TB internal drive should be in the area of $100.

Check out Pricewatch.com

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Algagseandogue

Answer 8 years ago

Its not older or lower performance.....Its a SAS(Hotswap) and a USB(most likely internally SATA based)

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seandogueAlgag

Answer 8 years ago

idk. check the link i provided. you may find alternative suppliers that have better pricing

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Vyger

8 years ago

IDE drives are now much more expensive than Sata drives, this includes the notebook size as well as full size. Make certain of what your looking for and what you need.

A good place for cheaper refurbished hard drives is Geeks. Geeks.com

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AlgagVyger

Answer 8 years ago

But its not IDE