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Title: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: damian on April 27, 2007, 10:03:02 AM
Hi,
I am informing you that Harvey Norman is selling Western Digital 500GB drives for $280 or so. This is part of there birthday sale and is on till Sunday 29th April.
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: Atcote on April 28, 2007, 09:12:27 AM
Thanks for that; I already have a 250 GB external hard-drive, but I may pick one up just for study.
Is it just for the one day?
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: Keaton on May 01, 2007, 01:14:16 AM
Well i bought one from Office works recently and it was only 465Gb! Where's my 35Gb!!?
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: DjDan on May 02, 2007, 11:52:55 AM
I once paid $280 for a 60gig hard drive  :'(
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: zam on May 03, 2007, 02:07:35 AM
keaton - its to do with the formatting of the drive
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: Hages on May 03, 2007, 09:11:56 AM
Hard drives have historically been advertised in megabytes when in fact they are measured in megabits. For a concise explanation of one of the biggest misconceptions in computing history read Western Digital's FAQ article (http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=615&p_created=1034613413&p_sid=N5ATrBAi&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD05NDAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9Mg**&p_li=&p_topview=1)
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: Keaton on May 03, 2007, 10:33:08 AM
Wow thanks thats so decieving.
It all makes sense now!
Title: Re: 500Gb Hard Drives- Cheap!
Post by: DjDan on May 27, 2007, 07:49:01 PM
Hard drives have historically been advertised in megabytes when in fact they are measured in megabits. For a concise explanation of one of the biggest misconceptions in computing history read Western Digital's FAQ article (http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=615&p_created=1034613413&p_sid=N5ATrBAi&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD05NDAmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX2ZubCZwX3BhZ2U9Mg**&p_li=&p_topview=1)


Very much the same as many things!