Originally Posted by BlackSeal84
NCIX hit my credit card, but no update on the shipping status as of yet. I was tempted to dump them and go to OWC since I know they have them, but I don't feel like paying customs duties etc. I ordered a cheap USB-SATA enclosure off eBay to put my current 100GB Hitachi in. Most likely I'll stick the Hitachi back in my M1210 once I get whatever Santa Rosa based 17" XPS model towards the end of summer.
Yea, the shipping to Japan was a bit expensive (~$30 US) but the duties were only about $8 US for the hard drive only. Still, I also ordered some of there really nice firewire/USB enclosures that I can't find anywhere else so this was a good chance to combine shipping and dutie fees. They had my 3 items sent off 2 days after I ordered them (as soon as the drives were in stock) and had them on my door in Japan in 3 days total. Have to admit that other than the slightly higher prices, OWC is a good company to deal with and I love the drive and the enclosures that OWC makes (it's nice being able to connect my old 100gb 7200rpm 2.5" drive via firewire or USB depening on the system I use). Just my .00015 yen D.