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Old 11-15-2011, 09:48 AM   #16341
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what all can you do on one of those eee transformers? or any expensive android tablet over the cheaper ones that I am now seeing for 300$ and under these days? I wonder when tablets running ice cream sandwich will be out
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I see a few mentions about it...but I'm out of the loop. Can someone explain to me why hard drive prices are so f'ing high right now? I looked on the egg the other day and was completely blown away. I don't get it. I used to be able to get 1TBs for like 70 or 80 bucks. Is there a shortage or something? WTF
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:32 PM   #16343
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There's a shortage.
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I see a few mentions about it...but I'm out of the loop. Can someone explain to me why hard drive prices are so f'ing high right now? I looked on the egg the other day and was completely blown away. I don't get it. I used to be able to get 1TBs for like 70 or 80 bucks. Is there a shortage or something? WTF
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There's a shortage.
^That. The shortage is caused by a massive flood in Thailand. If what I saw was accurate Hitachi and WD both lost 70% of their production capacities. The only big-name company not affect is Seagate which has had to raise prices to match demand.
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Who makes the best drives, anyways! (+1 for completely biased brand-booster-comment!)
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #16346
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I just developed some test shots on a roll of infrared film. This one came out pretty neat.

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #16347
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Who makes the best drives, anyways! (+1 for completely biased brand-booster-comment!)
I used to be a huge proponent of WD but they've failed me twice now. I would be interested to see some responses to this as well.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:05 AM   #16348
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I've had good luck with both seagate and WD. I mostly use seagate though, because their drives tend to be cheaper.
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I could have bought a box of 20 of these drives for $500 about a month ago... Apparently the guys sold them all now though. They used to be $60 on newegg, and they are now $170.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I got one for $30, ha, got myself a good deal. Could have made a good chunk of money on these though...
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