I've been hearing people mention 1TB drive mechanisms on NewEgg.com for around $99 on TWIP and the like, but haven't been in the market for new, internal drives. Currently NewEgg has a bunch of cheap 1TB options ranging from $100 (WD Caviar GP) to $120 (Caviar Green).
A friend just tipped me off to a 1TB external hard drive for $90 from Buy.com. This is the lowest I've seen for an external 1TB drive. Specs are: 7200RPM, 16GB cache, 8.5ms access time.
The USB 2.0 interface is capable of up to 60MB/sec transfer rates while the eSATA interface is capable of up to 300MB/sec transfer rates. This products features sturdy aluminum casing to provide maximum durability, fanless design for silent operation...
The drive has USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces so it'll work on any Mac, but it doesn't have Firewire so take that into consideration before jumping.
Anyone know what mechanism it uses?
(Tip: Glen DaSilva)