Serial ATA drives - Where to buy?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
OK, so I did a brief perusal of MacWarehouse and a couple other online shops, including the big drive maker's online stores. Doesn't seem to be much of a selection of SATA drives out there. Anybody know of a place with a good selection where you can compare more than a drive or two? I like to know all the options before I buy, but I just can't find a good source for a variety of SATA drives.



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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Why not just compare the specs and prices across different sites? I bought my Seagate S-ATA HDD from CDW because they were the cheapest over-all in April, but I'll bet there are plenty of better deals elsewhere now. My HDD was a bare drive, with no mounting hardware and no power connector/adapter. If you buy a bare HDD, you'll also need the 9 pin power connector and cables...

    My local Best Buy has the Seagate ones in stock too...

    Maxtors have been available for a while too, and Western Digital's consumer oriented S-ATA HDDs should be out by now.

    try and browse the HDD section by interface.
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    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    I'll second that. Try They have been great for me in the past and seem to have all the latest goodies at decent prices.
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    mcqmcq Posts: 1,543member
    Yep, another recommendation on Newegg, great place with a pretty good selection.

    As far as specs and performance, there's articles at Extremetech and Anandtech concerning this.
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    mookmook Posts: 16member

    is good in the UK
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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Purchasing advice... moving to General Discussion.
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    markivmarkiv Posts: 180member
    In my opinion or are pretty nice you could also choose to buy RAM from them. Just remeber to get the Non-ECC RAM for the G5 in case you are buying one, you can check the techincal specs at Apple's website.
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