Price Guide, November 2005: Storageby Haider Farhan on November 19, 2005 7:36 AM EST
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We're noticing the price of the 1.5Gbps SATA drives are especially close to the 3.0Gbps drives. So if you're lucky enough to have a motherboard which supports SATA 3.0, you're set. It's definitely difficult for us to recommend a 1.5Gbps drive because of the prices being so close, but if that's what your motherboard supports, then your best bang for the buck drive would be the 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 (7200RPM, 8MB cache) [RTPE: 6L200M0] for about $86.00.
We would like to point out that as with our last guide, it seems as though TigerDirect is still running a rebate on the 300GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 [RTPE: ST3300831AS] going for about $95.00 after a $50 MIR.
You may also want to consider the 250GB Western Digital Caviar SE (7200RPM, 8MB cache) [RTPE: WD2500JD] for just about $101.00 shipped, that's about $0.40 per GB.