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Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak;15559231 
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.

Symatical/Mathematical error. That's a 228% price increase, not 328%. A common mistake. The increase was 3.28X the original price, but when we speak of percentage "increases" we have to remember, that 100% does not equal 1X, it equals 2X, so the first 100% is dropped when moving the decimal and converting from ratios to percentage changes.
     
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post #42 of 55
I was just looking cause i just had a drive crash on me....... went on new egg for another 320 and holy smokes, guess i will be going ssd's instead.
those prices are INSANE, an SSD is cheaper at the moment for price performance ratio's
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post #43 of 55
We gonna wait for one year before the harddrive production recover to the level before the flood.
post #44 of 55
Best buy had a few drives on sale. I grabbed a 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green drive (64MB cache) for $75 over the weekend. I believe there is a WD with 16MB cache on sale for $80 as well.
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Has anyone else considered cannabalising other devices to get a working hard drive without being raped for it - that sky box has been lookin at me funny.....
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Reemmber these high prices are not all going back to the factories. Retailers already had a stock of HDs and are reaping major gains from their existing stock.

IE... Newegg was selling Samsung F3's for $50-60, they have 1000's in stock, the flood hits and prices jump to $120. Newegg already paid the factory the price they were paying when the drive was $60, so the $20-30 drive they bought off WD is suddenly netting them $100 profit per drive
well your sort of right. they did have stock but the problem is that they are hiking prices since they dont want to sell out and have to buy a new supply at a higher price.
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The flood...
 
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post #48 of 55
Time to jump onto SSD wagon!
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Check out the cheapo SSDs on ebay £50 for 32gb
performance isn't great though

Sustained Read 91MB/S
Sustained Write 28MB/S


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1706298727...84.m1423.l2649
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post #50 of 55
News to me that the flooding had shutdown WD and has dropkicked the price of HDDs.
I knew about the flooding in general. But.. Damn, I feel for those guys / gals, Us in the UK complain at the slighest hint of rain. :/

I too need to grab another 2TB, and a 1.5TB or 2TB to backup and replace a dieing 1.5TB External X.x

But, waiting might actually help me.. I desperately need a new case... My Twelve Hundred case has... 1 HDD bay free.. And I don't really feel like removing the inside fan to give me the 3 more bays.. I kinda need the air flow.
 
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