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post #31 of 39
Wow!

I bought this hard drive a few weeks back for $90 to $92, now it's $169.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136786

I'm glad I don't need a hard drive for a while, well hopefully. (knocks on wood)

~Altstadt
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post #32 of 39
my friend got 2 black 1tb 64megs for 129 and i got a 2tb for 150 now those blacks are 206 usd on newegg and one i got is 190 lol. And the article on wd says they wont have their factorys back up til middle of next year probly.
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post #33 of 39
if anyone is looking for a normal price on WD externals, my local walmart was selling them at normal prices, 1tb green (79.99 USD) 2tb Green (105.00 USD) and 3tb Green (149.99 USD)
these are green drives but still a great deal if you need a hard drive right now and are in a city with a walmart close by. those external enclosures can be split open and the drives can be removed for internal use!!
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post #34 of 39
Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB 32MB cache drives show 159.99 plus 7.28 shipping on Newegg, but once you actually click on the drive or put it in your shopping cart, the price shows up as 229.99 plus the shipping! Wow!

So China hording all the rare earth plus the floods = no HDD for me.
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post #35 of 39
anyone thinking prices will come back down to where they were before is dreaming.

I'm telling you now.. prices won't come down for at least 2-3 yrs. You can mark my post and come back in that time if you think I'm wrong.

But one thing I know for sure is prices rise easily, but fall VERY slowly. Also remember the damage done at their factory.

If it's in the millions, then that is damage THEY need to recover. Meaning they will charge us higher on HD prices to makeup for that cost. There is no way they can sell their drives for cheap till they recover the damage costs long term.

Like I said if you expect HD prices to fall.... your dreaming.

Your best bet is for SSD's to take over the market in 2-3 yrs and fall in price.
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post #36 of 39
150 for a 500gb, weren't they around 40-50 bucks before? lol
    
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post #37 of 39
LOL, SuperBiiz has the Samsung F3 1TB for $158.99 + shipping. This is the same drive they've had on sale for $50 a short time ago. Some of these prices are crazy. This is going to really start affecting OEM PC pricing as well unless they can find a hard drive manufacturer that wasn't affected by the Thailand floods.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 11/1/11 at 7:23pm
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Damn. I get that the stuff flooded but christ...300% price markups is just crazy. Here's me hoping like hell my 4 year old drive doesn't fail me anytime soon.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen86 View Post
Damn. I get that the stuff flooded but christ...300% price markups is just crazy. Here's me hoping like hell my 4 year old drive doesn't fail me anytime soon.
crap I didn't even think of that LOL.. drives crapping out and ones that are out of a warranty period.. damn then you'd have 2 fork over hardcore cash to get a new one!!
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