|Conor Schaefer on 12 Mar 2010 13:06:06 -0800|
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM, JP Vossen <email@example.com> wrote:
Yet another vote for Newegg. While I buy local at any and every opportunity (very small shop at 22nd & Sansom, awesome guy who has great inventory and can order anything!), Newegg is definitely the place to go if you're getting hardware online.
I agree with this assessment, with the distinction that WD internal drives are splendid, but their externals are crap. As for Seagate, the reverse seems to be true; I've had multiple Seagate externals (some branded differently) which are still running after 3 and 5 years, spinning often, but their internals crap out fast.
I just put 4 Samsung 1TBs in a server I built, we'll see how they hold up. (But it's RAID, so I didn't hesitate about buying the cheapest drive, as long as it was quiet.)
Not too sound like The Man, but Dell has been offering Ubuntu for years now, and I think buying a machine through them would very much be voting with dollars. Of course, I myself would rather buy from a dedicated Linux vendor such as System76, but if you're looking for familiar decent (i.e. not great, like System76 often has) hardware, then Dell is your place.
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