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post #21 of 55
I also got my F3 2month ago. They were at 59€. Now I wanted to go for a raid with SB-E.
Hell, these F3 are at 159€ atm. Nice price increase. I should have went ALL IN, get like 10 of them and sell them now.
So if I buy two new F3 (or similar) I could buy a 2700K for that money. That is just wicked. So it is really cheaper to get a SSD (with less space obviously) atm than a HDD.
Happy flooding
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 11/3/11 at 12:25pm
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buy mines?
Will have to do a special on it for the victims of OCN that are having trouble getting Drives...
Only have one but still hahh
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post #23 of 55
I just checked mine today (WD green 2TB 64mb cache), I bought it September 22 for $70, they are $230 (328% price increase). SO happy I decided to start my build when I did.
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I just checked mine today (WD green 2TB 64mb cache), I bought it September 22 for $70, they are $230 (328% price increase). SO happy I decided to start my build when I did.
Indeed, for my most recent build I have 3 1tb f3's and 2 2tb f4's, that would be so far out of my budget with these prices now; I got all of them for $270 shipped
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I bought it September 22 for $70, they are $230 (328% price increase). SO happy I decided to start my build when I did.
This is really hardcore! I thought the ~270% we have here are bad but 328%
This means that I upgrade to SB-E without a new HDD.
But anyway: Who needs a rig with HDDs? I use my external USB drive!
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post #26 of 55
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Flooding in thailand has shut down Western Digital. Prices will be raging for ages.
It wasn't just Western Digital who was affected, they just got hit the worst. Other big manufacturers have also been hit to varying degrees and remember also that Western Digital has purchased Hitachi.

But yeah, I am thinking about selling my hard drives since I have several good drives.
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Jesus, last I saw 2TBs, they were at $130 and I thought that was expensive. Now they're $230.

My rig is now worth a lot of money.
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post #28 of 55
i got my wd green 3tb for 90 luckily thank god :S
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post #29 of 55
I just paid $140 each for 2 x Samsung Spinpoint F3s. I figured I should buy them now or risk paying double during the holiday season when stock really goes down. Classic case of supply vs demand driving prices up! Gotta love capitalism!
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Frys seems to have not jacked their prices up yet.
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