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    OT: Big ass Hard Drive sale

    Just got back from Fry's. They have the 160GB WD1600[color=redJB[/color], the one with the 8MB buffer for $259, less $140 in rebates!! That's right, $119 for a 160GB, 7200RPM, Fluid Bearing drive. The $60 coupon expires on 1/9/03, the $80 on 1/30/03.


    They have the 120's and 180's on sale too, but if I remember correctly, I think the 160 came out cheaper than the 120.

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    Do you have a url for "Fry's"? I've never been there. Thanks.

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    Originally posted by tgun
    Do you have a url for "Fry's"? I've never been there. Thanks.

    Well.........

    [sarcasm]

    I s'pose you could have guessed www.frys.com
    Unless the Internet is now charging for every URL you type in?
    Did you try that ?

    [/sarcasm]

    Anyway, Fry's online retail outlet is Outpost. They are slightly more expensive, but still a good deal (on the order of about $20 more).

    The retail boxed sets are the ones on sale with rebate. They come with an ATA controller card. Does the DTivo handle drives this big natively?

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    I tried "fry's" with the apostrophe like Bubblelamp typed it. Sorry, my bad. Thanks for all your help.

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    Originally posted by JJBliss
    Does the DTivo handle drives this big natively?
    No, the Tivo can't use over the 28-bit addressing limit (someone was supposedly looking into a modified kernel to handle this), which is 128GB.

    But I bought this drive to put in my new PC for storing the extracted stuff anyway.

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    19 BB Deal

    I still can't believe the $39 120 GB deal that Best Buy had a few months ago.

    Even without the MIRs, you still could have picked up the drive for $99.

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    link to 160 GB WD drive at outpost.com http://shop2.outpost.com/product/3486093

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    Here is the thread with the new lba32 kernal mods Bubblelamp was referring to. Note that this is all very preliminary.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...threadid=83342

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