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    Where should I buy a new 160GB Samsung IDE HD?

    What stores do you recommend? Ebuyer was my first choice but it is out of stock. I was waiting for the 200GB model but i've heard nothing of it.

    Dabs? OcUK?

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    try scan, you get next day delivery as well

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    I would go for Scan or Komplett, but Komplett seems to be out of stock at the moment. Of course, I would also go for a Seagate
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    Scan or Dabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    I would go for Scan or Komplett, but Komplett seems to be out of stock at the moment. Of course, I would also go for a Seagate
    Are Seagate as quiet (seek & idle) and as quality as samsung?

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    Scan have got some on their today only page.

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    If you are interested, I mistakingly bought a 120GB IDE instead of SATA. You interested?

    It is a Samsung Spinpoint with 8mb Cache. 2 Days old and will come with all the boxes. 3 years Warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos
    Are Seagate as quiet (seek & idle) and as quality as samsung?
    Seagate are quiet - compared to Samsung, I don't know since I've never owned one. As for quality, that's the main reason I choose Seagate - I have three drives from them, and all three are still working. There's also a five year warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander
    If you are interested, I mistakingly bought a 120GB IDE instead of SATA. You interested?

    It is a Samsung Spinpoint with 8mb Cache. 2 Days old and will come with all the boxes. 3 years Warranty.
    How much u want?
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    You could always trythe top rated store on Romulus2, Kustom PCs who have them in stock and have a very prompt delivery service and don't give you grief over RMAs (should you ever neeed them).

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    Ebuyer - £69.19 (out of stock atm)
    Komplett - £65.00 (out of stock atm)
    MicroDirect £65.20 (in stock) Price is a special offer.
    Overclockers £68.59 (in stock)
    Scan £66.94 (in stock)
    Dabs £64.99 (in stock)

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    in my experience samsung are slightly noisier when idle (barely) and seagate are noisier when seeking (again barely) they're much of a much really, though i found the 120gb spinpoints to be the quietest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poindextermatic
    How much u want?

    I'm not looking to lose very much atall. It is practically brand new with 3 years warranty. I paid £55 for it including postage I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander
    I'm not looking to lose very much atall. It is practically brand new with 3 years warranty. I paid £55 for it including postage I think.
    You could probably send it back under the distance selling act if you haven't actually used it.

    If it's a half decent store, it's unused & you explain they would let you exchange it plus £difference for a SATA imho.

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    I have actually put it into my computer though

    I think I would be past the 7 Days aswell by the time they get it, it came on Wednesday and I doubt it would get there by the Wednesday of Next week, thanks for the try though, Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander
    I have actually put it into my computer though

    I think I would be past the 7 Days aswell by the time they get it, it came on Wednesday and I doubt it would get there by the Wednesday of Next week, thanks for the try though, Alex
    As long as you inform them withing 7 days, I believe you have 1 month to return it.

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