[conspire] curious as to why Seagate would offer a 1.5T external hard drive with only USB 2.0

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Mon Apr 13 12:18:18 PDT 2009

begin Rick Moen quotation of Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:27:54AM -0700:

> Absolutely true.  Yet, I will often buy a separate component anyway,
> just to get one that's good.  Or, I will buy a bundle with the advance
> intention of replacing part of the bundle.  E.g., a classic scenario is
> buying either a complete PC system or a case, and then yanking and
> replacing the power supply unit (putting in something reliable that
> isn't likely to spike under load, and fry other parts, notably hard
> drives).

The Antec case people seem to have this figured out --
you can get nice cases at Fry's with no pre-installed
power supply.  Of course, they have mounting points
for five or so fans, and one fairly cheap-looking fan
pre-installed, so you still need to buy decent fans.

I donated a bunch of new but untrustworthy power
supplies to accrc.org a while ago.

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