Originally Posted by Mazda 3s
How do you figure? Sale price from Staples was $80 (it's regularly on sale at that price). Staples coupon took it to $55.
The point is, if regular consumers can get a retail package EXTERNAL 5400rpm 1TB 5400rpm drive for $80 (or even $55 pre-tax), someone like LaCie sure as he'll isnt paying anywhere close to $120 to $140 for a single BARE drive -- especially since they buy in large lots.
You comment makes no sense for several reasons.
1) You implication that all 2.5" HDDs are the same as 3.5" HDDs for the same capacity is silly.
2) If you go to that Staples link the drive is $129.
3) It appears the drive in question isn't the new 2.5" 1TB @ 5400RPM HDD with a 9.5mm thicknes, but the older drives @ 5200RPM with a 12.5mm thickness.
4) You can't just take the same capacity drive and pretty much
the same disc speed and call them the same. The market doesn't work like that.