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Wow now I understand why all WD hard drives prices went up recently
post #92 of 194
Prices almost doubled here (New Zealand) overnight.

Some external 2TB drives from non "geek" stores are still at old prices though.
post #93 of 194
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Originally Posted by dade_kash_xD View Post
Ordering that 2TB Samsung F4 HDD that I've been putting off...

BRING THE PLANTS BACK TO THE USA INSTEAD OF THAILAND!!!
But would you be okay with paying much higher prices for your hardware?
 
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you get what you pay for, and personally ive only had bad experiences with WD, 3 hdds amounting to 2tbs all lost... i don't ever plan on buying another WD hdd, they've screwed me 3 times and 3 times their customer support has been crap(and samsung is in no way an upgrade in this aspect). IMO this is karma for issuing refurbished hard drives as "new."
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Good thing i use seagate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boinz View Post
Good thing i use seagate.
First of all, I have never seen somebody say that. I'm kind of speechless, until I hit enter twice and continue.

Second of all, the area that was flooded contains many parts of the supply chain for all hard drive manufacturers. Seagate will have a hard time in the coming months, too, but WD was hit the hardest.
    
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/thaila...r-months/61597

so...uhm...stock up on your HDDs if you plan on building a PC soon? lol...

but on more serious matter, i should cut down my thai food consumption.
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This is what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket......
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I have been thinking about getting a new HD and checked Newegg this morning and the 500GB WD sata3 jumped from $42 to $69 in the last week. Might keep limping by with what I have for now I guess.
    
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Looks like the Samsung HDD's are jumping up too. £42 up to £69. I don't understand that as I thought it was only WD and Seagate that were affected.
    
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