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  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, October 1, 2003 - link

    i have always like IBM hard drives now that i am ready to got to Serial ATA 80GB or higher i would like to request information on which Serial ATA is the best. Based on price, warranty, heat build up, speed, and anything else i left out. Thank you very much and keep up the great work. Your web site is one of the best i have found.
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, September 6, 2003 - link

    Its all fixed now. We have had a few errors while adding the "Change" column into the guides. It basically just displays the price delta over 7 days time. We are all done with any coding so it should all be ok.

  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 5, 2003 - link


    EVERYTHING IS FREE. I better post in hot deals really fast.

    I don't know what to get first, the free 300 GB drive, or all the free ram I could hope for.

    But no, really, there are some serious problems with the price engine.
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, September 5, 2003 - link

    OK much better. Pretty soon the guides will start displaying week changing price as well ;) Should be neat.

    Thanks for the partience.

  • Dilsnik - Thursday, September 4, 2003 - link

    Still can't see any charts.
    8:30 PM Thursday Sept 4 2003
  • KristopherKubicki - Thursday, September 4, 2003 - link

    Ah, its a problem on our side. Im fixing it. ;) We are trying to make it display weekly price changes as well. Give me an hour or so ;)

  • BurninUp - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    Why can't I see any charts? Darn XP and java I bet. Where can I get a Java plug in for stinkin XP pro?
  • KristopherKubicki - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

  • Anonymous User - Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - link

    The "check prices" link for the Raptor drive links to the wrong drive.
  • KristopherKubicki - Tuesday, September 2, 2003 - link

    My apologies. My data was based on the Raptor preview rather than the actual review. I have updated the data. Thanks for helping me out SUOrangeman and Jeff.

    SCSI drives should be added later this week.



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