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I had a retailer take a HD off my order as it was "out of stock". Went on their website and found out they were actually in stock, but 40$ more. The price isn't an issue, its that they took an item i had paid for back without my consent, just to charge me more. That and I can't get my build together till this HD gets here.
post #92 of 116
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
Raid your retail outlets for 1tb+ externals. They still have them priced appropriately. I picked up a 1tb for $70 today at Staples. It had a Samsung F2 Ecogreen inside. That drive is $120 right now on the Egg. It is BOUND to go up. If you nerds have money squirrelled away and want a solid investment, raid your retail chains and buy as much stock as you can afford.

1tb Drives will be in the $200 range in a matter of days.
I noticed Walmart has a crapload of them still on the shelves (with dust on the boxes ) but EcoGreens/Caviar Greens scare me. Not sure if want.
post #93 of 116
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I noticed Walmart has a crapload of them still on the shelves (with dust on the boxes ) but EcoGreens/Caviar Greens scare me. Not sure if want.
For your average user, or a user who is desperate for storage space, the 5400rpm drives really aren't all that bad.

In a while here, you may not have any choice....there simply may only be 5400rpm drives laying around.

I am actually kind of excited to see what happens with the price of mechanical drives in the coming months. This will effect everyone who is in the IT sector to some degree.
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What great timing.


I seriously hope it doesn't take a full year for prices to return to how they were.
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All i'm saying is that if i were spec'ing a laptop right now and for an extra ~$150 i could get a 120/160GB ssd instead of an HDD i'd probably take it
Agreed...it is not like I would be installing any large programs on a laptop. A couple smaller games, MS Office, Visual Studio, Quick Test Pro, and few other programs that are so small that they don't really need to be mentioned. 120GB would be more than enough...60GB might be pushing it, but I could likely make that even work.

The trouble is...aren't the SSD's made in Thailand as well?
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I don't require much space. a 64Gig SSD would do me just fine.
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So what you're all telling me is it's a good thing I just built my 5.46TiB raid 5 array with RE4s, instead of waiting a few months?
 
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So what you're all telling me is it's a good thing I just built my 5.46TiB raid 5 array with RE4s, instead of waiting a few months?
i feel like this is a rhetorical question, as the answer to your question is quite obvious, but so you feel validated. Yes, it was a very good idea to get that array set-up instead of waiting a few months
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Samsung spinpoints are still $79 on newegg... will those get more expensive?
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Yeah it's crazy, wish I picked up a couple more 1TB F3's for £30 a couple of months back, now they're going for £95-£100...
 
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