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Old 10-25-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Man, I just looked at HDD prices (for someone's post) and they are way expensive now.. just a week ago a paid 40$ less for my HDD... I look on Newegg now and they're 100s of dollars, I don't mean just for the SATA 6s either.. what's the deal? I'm gonna go read some news.

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Old 10-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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The reason for this is a major component supply failure in Taiwan. As a result all the big names are hard to get hold off hence the larger prices.

If you wait a week or two should be back to normal again alternatively get a second hand unit from eBay.

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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Widespread flooding in Thailand has affected several manufacturing plants that produce HDDs.

Even though prices have spiked up, I feel HDD prices are still very reasonable. They were almost ridiculously cheap before and now are simply reasonable.

I'm not sure I agree that prices will drop back to normal in 2 weeks, stuff I've read says it will take something like 7 months to restore production capacity at the affected plants.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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Want to see expensive buy a solid state drive. Holy hell I cant believe how much those suckers cost
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #5
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Eh, SDD isn't that bad. It's 1-2$ per GB. I remember when they were SUPER expensive. Good thing the Thailand thing didn't effect SSD it doesn't look like...
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I don't see what you guys are talking about. Can you quote specific examples? All of the drives I buy for work are at the same price points as they've been for the past few months.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Yes I can... I bought a green WD drive for 50$ and it's 75$ now. I had to go back to my "previous orders" in my NewEgg account and check

If yours are the same price as they always have been you've been getting screwed!
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Eh, SDD isn't that bad. It's 1-2$ per GB. I remember when they were SUPER expensive. Good thing the Thailand thing didn't effect SSD it doesn't look like...
Yeah I know. Thats what I mean. You buy a 320GB SSD HDD and its about....well $320!!! For now I can only afford platter based HDD
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If yours are the same price as they always have been you've been getting screwed!
No, I mean I'm still only paying $40-$60 per drive. Not sure what you're seeing...
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