OK Followup Question: Are they still running / not?
Actually, another model [?] of WD Black 1TB is $119 (and there's that one for $169). Maybe that 'exact' model is the one that's $169.
The 750gb WD black that is now advertised for 169 is not the exact same model as the one I bought years ago. The specs are identical, even the read write speeds, other than the sata 3 support. All of the newer drivers support sata 3 6gbs, my older drives are only sata 2.
Whats the point of sata 3 on mechanical drives if they have the same seek time and read writes?
All of the drives i listed still work and are used in every day computers.