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What the ? HDD prices more than doubled in the past few weeks ?

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I have a 60gb ssd , and 2x 500GB hdd's in raid .
I wanted to get a 1TB green drive for backup , and was shocked when i saw the prices .

I got my 2 500GB drives 8months ago for like 4000rsd ( around 50$ ) for each .
Now the cost 8400 ( 100+$ ) .

a 1 TB green cost 12700 ( 150 $ )
a WD caviar black 1 TB costs 14999 ( 175 $ )
What the F happened ?
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China is messing with precious metals prices. I think they're putting a freeze on exporting it.
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China is messing with precious metals prices. I think they're putting a freeze on exporting it.
I think it has more to do with the floods in Thailand.
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It's actually because Thailand got super flooded and shutdown Western Digital among other key factories in HDD manufacturing. There's been quite a few threads on this dunno how everyone is missing them.
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China is messing with precious metals prices. I think they're putting a freeze on exporting it.
Nope. It's because of the floods in Thailand.

China could make it raise but I'm pretty sure it's all Thailand's fault.

At least Seagate wasn't affected so their prices are at $70 for 1tb.
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It's actually because Thailand got super flooded and shutdown Western Digital among other key factories in HDD manufacturing. There's been quite a few threads on this dunno how everyone is missing them.
I live under a rock lol .
I am a student , and all i care about is learning , and i have some free time now to return to my hobby ( gaming ) , and all what i see is HDD prices skyrocket .
I think i will not get a hdd .
I hope that intel raid contoller on my mobo will handle my files nicely till prices drop .
And hopefully no drives will fail till then .
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I live under a rock lol .
I am a student , and all i care about is learning , and i have some free time now to return to my hobby ( gaming ) , and all what i see is HDD prices skyrocket .
I think i will not get a hdd .
I hope that intel raid contoller on my mobo will handle my files nicely till prices drop .
And hopefully no drives will fail till then .
expect a long wait my friends. WD confirmed it will take 2-3 yrs before they are fully functional to the point they were at. So you could be waiting for awhile.

My guess is by the time WD is back SSD's will have taken the market over for storage. Which means WD will need to invest in SSD's or sell their HD's for a very cheap price.

If a 1TB ssd is selling at $100 I doubt anyone will buy a 2TB green for $40-50.
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I went on a HDD buying kick almost a year ago and have 2x80Gb SSD, 2x1.5Tb HDD, 2x1Tb HHD and 1x500Gb HHD (front bay loading 2.5"). I'm glad I got these when they were at rock bottom prices. I can't believe the prices of these drives now.
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I went on a HDD buying kick almost a year ago and have 2x80Gb SSD, 2x1.5Tb HDD, 2x1Tb HHD and 1x500Gb HHD (front bay loading 2.5"). I'm glad I got these when they were at rock bottom prices. I can't believe the prices of these drives now.
increasing everyday.. I have been eying the wd greens and literally every 3-4 days the price goes up by $10. It went from $69.99 -> 94.99 -> 129.99 -> 139.99 -> 169.99 and I am going to guess well over $200 by xmas time.

And after the new year I expect a HD will cost as much as a 2600K CPU alone.
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