Hard Drives & other storage media are essential upgrades and everybody needs them. The one thing we all want is the best for less. I wish to offer the following tips to finding just that. I am pointing this at Storage Media, but the rules apply in general to anything & everything - check it out & be prepared to walk away.....
Do your homework. Don't just go looking for the first thing that sounds right & looks like a bargain. The phrase 'Pig in a Poke' applies here. Make sure of your system specifications. Check your motherboard Manufacturers manual or website for details. Most manufacturers provide specifications & compatibility charts, so use them. If you need to ask for help - DO!! It could save you headaches & cash.
New or Used?
NEW: Are you sure it's compatible? Is this the best price? Check the specificationss on the Manufacturers website & also their RRP inc Delivery. Most Buy It Now's are above this total cost THEN they'll add postage...!!! so be smart with your hard earned cash. Be cheeky & send the RRP details to the Seller & ask for a price match !!
USED: Be aware of the pitfalls. Used items can arrive with all sorts of problems - defective, incompatible, damage in transit, etc.. & you could find yourself out of pocket & still requiring the item. Check Seller feedback, check their Returns Policies & ask questions, no matter how dumb you think they are.....if you didn't ask, why would they tell you????