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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by intelfan;15420709 
Can someone explain to me why the flooding in Thailand wouldn't be the main reason? That country produces a quarter of the world's output of hard drives.

Not to forget, if WD increases it's prices 20-25% (Judging by the Caviar Green price increases) why wouldn't other companies follow suit?

Samsung's F3's are still at a respectable price on Amazon.
    
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post #22 of 33
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It probably is the main reason. I don't think the rare metal shortage has had enough time to hit the retail prices just yet.
That's what I mean. People without a clue just assume that the prices are solely caused by rare earth metals. I even linked them to the cause.
    
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post #23 of 33
Glad i bought my 2TB drive when it costed ~70$.
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post #24 of 33
Just checked scan in the UK, prices have nearly doubled on 2TB drives from a week or so ago...
dang it, I was gonna get 4 2TB drives to put in a HP ML110 I got mega cheep from work!
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post #25 of 33
They've stopped stocking HDD's altogether on my regular site: http://www.elara.ie/products/harddis...ilable=checked

And this drive was 55 Euro 2 weeks ago, exact same drive..
http://komplett.ie/Komplett/product/...X/default.aspx
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post #26 of 33
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this sucks. When will prices return to normal. Until then my drivs are a rare commodity.

Look at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

This drive used to be 40$. Now its 70$
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post #27 of 33
If the main culprit is the Floods here in thailand, then it could be atleast a few months before prices even look like comming down. Im basing this on TV reports that the floods could last upto another 6 or so weeks.

But HDD prices here seem to have not been affected, just supplies are running out.
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post #28 of 33
this is bs. i really need a 2tb drive for data. and a another sata 6 drive for system. i want a separate system drive because i change mobos or os's alot, and i like to fresh install.
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post #29 of 33
pwned! I had a chance to grab WD greens for $70 each and was going to get 2... I thought I'd wait since I seen them hit $60 too. Well.. the next day the sale was over the flood happened... now the prices have shot up. I am stuck with a single 2TB HD now for my new build..

freaking great.. and guys DON'T plan on prices coming down for at least a year. WD said they will NOT decrease prices for 3-4 quarters... meaning we are looking at 1-2 years before prices fall once again. And you know prices fall down really slowly..

Anyone that bought a bunch a few weeks ago is very lucky indeed.

Been slamming my head on my desk for the last 2 days since I didn't pull the trigger when I had the chance only to save a measly $10-20 bucks... ***.
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post #30 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limes View Post
That would not make sense...if people are buying less HDD (which is not the case), then the prices would go down. Basic rules of economics, the higher the demand, the higher the price.

The prices went up because everyone is anticipating the WD flood to affect prices and buying up drives.
THANK YOU... the fact that basic economics is such "uncommon knowledge" demonstrates why people keep electing dumb people to make our economics policies...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Calipso View Post
Not to forget, if WD increases it's prices 20-25% (Judging by the Caviar Green price increases) why wouldn't other companies follow suit?

Samsung's F3's are still at a respectable price on Amazon.
Because if they could afford to keep prices lower, they would suck up ALL of the HDD business and make tons of profit. ugh... this assumption that businesses are "evil" is getting old.
     
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