By the time you read this, the deal will be over. Why, Oh Why am I writing this drivel then? 'Cause I love rubbing it in? No, I write it because New Egg periodically has combo deals that are too good to pass up.
I wanted a new USB hard drive for backup purposes. I found a good deal on Buy.com and was going to pur
chase it. However being the consummate shopper that I am (sounds so much more refined than cheap), I looked around and lo and behold, I found this terrific combo deal at New Egg. I got the
Rosewill RX-DU101 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 Docking Station
Item #: N82E16817182221
the HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822145287
In addition there was a $10.00 rebate from Hitachi. Since a whopping 68% of rebates are never claimed, I hesitate to mention the rebate but rest assured I am one of the 32% who ALWAYS submits my rebates.
Bottom line, $59.99 for a 1TB hard drive and docking station is a darn good deal. I did notice some complaints about the Hitachi drive not being useable out of the box and if you are not familiar with the fact that hard drives do NOT normally come preformatted you may want to google how to do it.
The dock installed and works like a charm and the drive formatted and works great. I recommend that before you click buy it may behoove you to sneak over to New Egg and see if there are any combo deals going on the product you want. It provided me with a better solution for my needs at less money than I expected to spend.
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