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post #1 of 33
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I went to go look for a 3TB drive and all of them are near 200$. They used to be just above 100 - 120$. Now all the 2TB drives are at least 100$ unshipped, they used to be 70$+, why the huge price increase? And its not just WD.
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post #2 of 33
All hard drive prices are going up, not just WD.
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Yeah, not sure why but they're ALL going up in price.
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post #4 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by calavera View Post
Yeah, not sure why but they're ALL going up in price.
I'm pretty sure this is the culprit:

http://www.overclock.net/technology-...rlds-rare.html
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post #5 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post
I'm pretty sure this is the culprit:

http://www.overclock.net/technology-...rlds-rare.html
Along with http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...cts-flood.html possibly, at least on WD products.
post #6 of 33
Maybe because people are going for ssd's and ditching the old hdd so bumped up price as selling less. Or even cashing in on selling more hdd's's as people are buying more hdd's as storage and ssd as boot drives....something along those lines I guess....there must be a lot of people when move to ssd copy storage data to a new HDD thinking I may as well renew the old one...
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post #7 of 33
So can SSD prices come down please?
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Strat79 View Post
Along with http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...cts-flood.html possibly, at least on WD products.
Due to mostly flooding in Thailand where WD has plants. Seagate is running but has problems obtaining the materials. Other HDD manufacturers must of followed suit I guess.
    
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post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demented View Post
I'm pretty sure this is the culprit:

http://www.overclock.net/technology-...rlds-rare.html
This.
post #10 of 33
well this just sucks-lol, been putting off buying 4 more wd,s but figured i will soon, guess i should have when my 2tb was at 129.00
    
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