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Wow, western digital hiked up prices on new egg, $250 for 2tb hd???!?!

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dang it! and i was about to pull the trigger on 5 of them!

double post:

the green editions are $150 still...

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Supply and demand, after the tsunami in Japan there is a shortage in hdds . They will go back down soon enough.
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Originally Posted by Macnemarion View Post
Supply and demand, after the tsunami in Japan there is a shortage in hdds . They will go back down soon enough.
Plus flooding at another one of their asian factories.
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Supply and demand, after the tsunami in Japan there is a shortage in hdds . They will go back down soon enough.
It was the flooding in Thailand which is causing this spike in prices. Several HDD manufacturer plants are under water currently.
 
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Quote:
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It was the flooding in Thailand which is causing this spike in prices. Several HDD manufacturer plants are under water currently.
^^ This, your going to see these prices for a while until the supply catches up again in a few months.
    
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SSD prices remain untouched whew...
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A lot of people starting buying up loads of them when the floods hit id imagine, and thus demand spiked while supply dwindled. No surprise here.

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they should've stored em on the second floor
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