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Old 09-24-2007, 10:05 PM
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Computer Hard Drives - Upgrade and Recycle


B
etter Upgraded Macs

'BUM'




‘We are driven’


“Dedicated to an optimized computing experience for all our customers. Our mission is to provide quality, value and service par excellance!




The ‘BUM’ HARD DRIVE


We are not in the hard drive retail business, as such. If you are looking for the cheapest bare drive you can find, then the 'BUM' drive is not for you. If you are a non-techi looking for an easy Mac 'plug and play' HD upgrade solution with a high Total Value, then we feel you won't do better than here at 'BUM'.


IMPORTANT NOTE:

We employ a great deal of time/attention to our HD’s, and this added value is reflected in our shipping/handling charge.
(if it may at first glance appear high, that is the reason, lols)



We purchase New and Refurbished (as new) in discount and volume, for best price/value available. We partition, format, install and test run actual programs to ensure good drive operation, repackage and ship a guaranteed working 'plug and play' (if compatible) high 'value-added' product direct to our customers,
which we guarantee you will be more than satisfied using for years to come.

if tested and working properly initially, the technology within these modern drives virtually ensures years of trouble free use, which is one of the reasons we
test before shipping.



The 'BUM' HD philosophy...


  • all modern major makes of HD’s for consumer/business level computers are essentially equal in performance (noticeable to the average user)
  • all modern HD’s are the critical system speed determiner (ie. the hard drive is the speed bottleneck/limiting factor)
  • the optimum rotation speed is normally 7200 RPM (5400 is acceptable)
  • cache/buffer optimum size for current OS demands is 8 MB /min
  • if a HD works initially, the odds of it failing over many years use is very low
  • HD prices are currently extremely low, with major losses reported for most manufacturers (great time to buy cause prices are bound to rise!)
  • you should purchase the largest HD you can afford




All 'BUM' HD's will have the following attributes:


- new, as new or reconditioned
- 200 gig or larger
- 7200 RPM
- 8 meg cache/buffer or larger
- PATA or SATA (you choose)
- come with the high value 'BUM' HD Upgrade




Installation Instructions:


Hardware Requirements for 'plug and play':

- a G4 800 MHz+ (may need 867+ MHz) or G5 OR...

- a MacIntel

- at least 500 MG Ram (1 gig+ recommended)


NOTE:
The Intel-based Macs use a new partitioning scheme known as GPT, which doesn't support volumes greater than 2 TB in size.

Macintel models can only boot from GPT hard drives;

APM (Apple's old partitioning scheme) hard drives cannot be used to boot them. Further, Power PC Macs running any version of the Mac OS prior to 10.4.2 cannot mount GPT volumes.

MacIntel computers can boot from both external enclosure Firewire and USB2 (PPC can only boot from external Firewire)



'BUM' HD's CURRENTLY ON ORDER


(the following are available for purchase or reserve
on 'BUM' Upgraded HD Reserve List)


The following drives may be purchased, but will not ship until after OSX 10.5 (Leopard) is released. We wish to 'optimize' the drives for that new OSX!




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Western Digital 300 Gig Caviar SE - Quiet Hard Drive


Model: WD3000JS (new - OEM excess)



WD CaviarŪ SE 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drives feature 300 GB of storage and an 8 MB cache for lightning-fast performance.


Key Features:


Cool operating temperature - WD hard drives are designed to have the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity, desktop-class hard drive, which lowers the operating temperature for enhanced drive reliability.
Whisper quiet - These highly reliable drives deliver technologically advanced acoustics. With its WhisperDrive™ and SoftSeek™ technologies, WD has minimized noise to levels virtually imperceptible to the human ear in home and business environments.
Designed for use in the fastest PCs on the market, including high-performance business computers, multimedia and gaming systems.


How this WD hard drive protects your data:
  • Data Lifeguard™ is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
  • Data Lifeguard Tools™ are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free. (Download Data Lifeguard Tools from WD site)
  • ShockGuard™ instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specification.



Specifications:


  • Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  • Buffer Size 8 MB
  • Average Latency 4.20 ms (nominal)

Seek Times


  • Read Seek Time 8.9 ms
  • Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average)
  • Full Stroke Seek 21.0 ms (average)

Transfer Rates


  • Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 300 MB/s (Max)
  • Buffer To Disk 748 Mbits/s (Max)

Physical Specifications


  • Formatted Capacity 300,069 MB
  • Capacity 300 GB
  • Interface; SATA 300 MB/s

Requirements:
• Serial ATA controller
• Serial ATA data cable
• Serial ATA power cable
• Available 3.5-inch drive bay

* Interface: Serial ATA-300
* Connector: 22-position Serial ATA (SATA) plug

* Warranty: the drives are new but are OEM excess. The factory does not warranty the drives. We guarantee not DOA.




Item #---Type--Size--Speed--Cache----Price--S&H---Total


bm1 ------(WD) SATA ---300 gb--- 7200 ------8 mb--------- ask

bm2 ------(WD) SATA ---300 gb--- 7200 ------8 mb--------- ask

bm3 ------(WD) SATA ---300 gb--- 7200 ------8 mb--------- ask

bm4 ------(WD) SATA ---300 gb--- 7200 ------8 mb--------- ask


S/H quotes are flat rate for North America
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Seagate Barracuda 200 GB Hard Drive

Model: ST3200827AS (new OEM excess)


Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 drives with SATA and native command queuing (NCQ) provide top-performing, reliable storage for high-end PCs and advanced applications, backed up by an industry-leading five year warranty. Their best-in-class combination of capacity, performance and support ideally suit them for ATA-based servers, low-cost NAS, and digital enthusiast PC systems. Seagate's proven NCQ technology enhances system performance and reliability while also making system integration easier.



Specifications:



Performance Specifications


• 200 GB capacity
• 7200 RPM spindle speed
• 8 MB buffer
• 4.16 ms average latency
• 8 ms average seek time
• SATA/II interface
• External transfer rate: up to 300 Mb/s
• 3.5-inch form factor

• Requirements:
• Serial ATA controller
• Serial ATA data cable
• Serial ATA power cable
• Available 3.5-inch drive bay

* Interface: Serial ATA-300
* Connector: 22-position Serial ATA (SATA) plug

* Warranty: the drive is new but is OEM excess. The factory does not warranty the drive. We guarantee not DOA.



Single-chip Serial ATA interface with Native Command Queuing

Higher system performance in demanding applications, reduced drive wear and tear, and easier system integration.

7200 RPM SoftSonic motor

Whisper-quiet acoustics and high reliability in a high-performance environment.

RoHS-compliant

Significantly reduced levels of lead complies with all environmental legislation.

Enhanced G-Force Protection

High non-operating shock specification ensures top reliability and durability during shipment and integration.

* Warranty: the drive is new but is OEM excess. The factory does not warranty the drive. We guarantee not DOA.


Item#---Type----Size--Speed--Cache---Price--S&H---Total


bm5 ---(Sea) SATA ------200 gb--- 7200 ------8 mb---------ask




S/H quotes are flat rate for North America



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'BUM' HD RECYCLE PROGRAM


Do you have any old HD's gathering dust around the place which are virtually worthless and are destined to end up adding to the pollution of mother earth in some landfill? Want to see some positive outcome for them? Then take a look at the 'BUM' HD recycle program.


'BUM' Recycle Drive Qualifications:

  • Working HD's only

  • IDE/PATA/SATA

  • 9 gig or larger

If your HD qualifies as above, you can request to ship the drive to us here at 'BUM' (at your expense)
and select from the following:



OPTIONS:

1. Donate the drive to 'BUM' and we will give it the 'BUM' recycled HD upgrade and see it gets a good home, with proceeds going to a worthy cause.

2. Qualify for a 15% discount
(from total price) on a purchase of any of our listed Hd's

3. Purchase a 'BUM' recycled HD w upgrade (when available - see below) at a 30% discount



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The 'BUM' Recycled HD



A 'BUM' recycled HD is an older 'recycled' HD we have tested working (with 'BUM' upgrade included)

Purchase will be on an 'as available' basis (they will be listed here)



CURRENT AVAILABILITY

no recycled HD's are presently available





SERVICE/SUPPORT




The 'BUM' Guarantee


Is Simple; Satisfaction Guaranteed.

We will do all in our power to ensure the complete satisfaction of all our customers, which is how we also like to be treated by the dealers we favor with our custom.



Ordering Process

For questions or to place an order (or for inclusion on the reservation list), simply PM me (by clicking on my name at top of this post), or send me an email w 'Hard Drive' as the subject:


Include item(s) ID number, PPC or MacIntel, name, address, phone, email, total price, and method of payment preferred. We will then PM/email you your confirmation invoice with our mailing address/Paypal act. info.



Shipping and Handling

We dedicate a great deal of importance to adding Value to our products, where ever possible. The reasonable costs associated for our expertise and time invested are reflected in our shipping/handling charges, as are the costs demanded by our shippers (usually the Postal service). Insurance and signature for items are included in the S/H charge. Standard shipping is the default, with expedited available upon request at extra charge. We normally ship within 1-3 business days of payment, and guarantee a maximum of 7 days. Shipping discounts available for multiple items – detailed on your invoice.
We will confirm when item ships by email. The S/H quotes are for standard shipping w insurance to North America. Other international should ask for quote.

We cannot be responsible for the package once it leaves our hands, but the service of the shippers is generally excellent.

The usual problem encountered is delayed delivery, and the usual cause of that is Customs for international shipments. This can be as much as 60 days in extreme circumstances.

If your item has not been received within a 60 day period, we will replace the item with one of equal or higher value (w same basic compatibility/upgrade specs), or refund the full purchase price and shipping costs, at our discretion.



Payment

We accept postal Money Orders (if in USA get the international one) and Paypal (MO preferred). We won’t ship until payment is received.



Returns

Returns only accepted for DOA if reported within 3 days of item receipt (notify by eMail). Upon receipt of item at buyers expense, we will replace the item with one(s) of equal or higher value, or refund purchase price (less S/H), at our discretion. These items are rugged, tested before shipping, and DOA will be a very rare occurrence.


DISCLAIMER: It is illegal in most countries/jurisdictions to operate software without purchasing a license from the manufacturer/owner. We at 'BUM' do not have time to ensure our HD's are wiped before shipping. The buyer agrees to assume responsibility for any use/license purchase as necessary for all software which may be installed on the drive(s).



We'll make sure this is one 'bum deal' you won't regret.

"BUM' management






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