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Yeah I notice that the 500GB Seagate Momentus XT drive that I got for my MacBook I got a while back is now at $130 on Amazon, when it was $99 not even a week ago.

I don't think I've remember seeing prices so high for HDDs before, even on TigerDirect and NewEgg. Strange that just one company loses a majority of it's manufacturing, it effects all brands and makes.

Looks like it's going to be the Great Hard Drive Shortage of 2011.
Edited by Lareson - 10/27/11 at 10:01pm
post #132 of 194
next time I see even the storm clouds gather over thailand I'm hoarding all the HDDs.
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Prices jumped in NZ, 1TB used to be $90-$120. Now most retailers bumped them to $200-$240 sigh...
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I saw this all late.. I'm in the middle of a build too!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lareson View Post
Strange that just one company loses a majority of it's manufacturing, it effects all brands and makes.
No it makes perfect sense why the prices are going up. Hard drives are a commodity like rice or wheat. The brands all have about same quality. It one brand cannot produce hard drives, it just becomes a supply-demand situation for the rest of the hard drive market.

Edit: I'm not an economist so correct me if I am wrong.
Edited by Riou - 10/27/11 at 11:09pm
post #136 of 194
Spin point 1tb f3 was up to 80$ on newegg and now its sold out. lol., i bought mine for 50$ just last month...
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Prices have doubled on all HDD as of about 24 hours ago.
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I bought 7x 3TB drives for my server a month ago for $120 a piece. Now they are $185.

So much for affordable 4TBs by the end of the year even if they get them out your looking at ~$300 per. At this rate even 3TBs won't be affordable again for awhile.
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post #139 of 194
I am limping along with a WD 500 SATA 1 in one of my machines because my 1tb Seagate crapped out .
Had to wait for payday - next Thursday (only 10 days ) but HDD prices have doubled in that time .
$99 for the cheapest 1tb I can find new .
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What the hell, I just checked some major online retailers for HDD's since I'm doing a customer build and I thought something was wrong at first. I then realised EVERY company has jacked up the prices at least 50%.
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