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Anyone have any educated guesses on how bad it might get? Maybe, say $600/TB in a few months? (terabyte, not gigabyte.) If worse comes to worst I might even throw a couple of drives from my sig rig up on eBay lachen.gif
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I honestly doubt it's going to rise by any significant amount.
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Probably no higher than they are now. They're already double their price, I doubt they're selling many at the moment as it is. You've got to be a fool to pay 150 bucks for a 500gb drive.
    
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Well I think SSD's prevent it from getting too outrageous....considering how SSDs are better than HDDs in just about every way imaginable BESIDES price I don't think it could get too out of hand lol. If you take away the one negative people will just all start buying SSDs. Who knows maybe it's all a conspiracy to get rid of HDDs and move people to SSDs haha
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post #5 of 27
i just checked frys.com earlier. they havent changed their prices for hdd. WD 500gb lue is still $50 compared to newegg $100 also WD 1tb black is $89 and newegg has it for $200.

http://www.frys.com/search?cat=-48956&pType=pDisplay&rows=25&resultpage=0&start=0&rows=25 if you wanna invest now and sell later..
    
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I've only noticed retailers putting limits on the number of HDDs sold per customer/order. No major price increases.
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Originally Posted by Nano5656;15553839 
Well I think SSD's prevent it from getting too outrageous....considering how SSDs are better than HDDs in just about every way imaginable BESIDES price I don't think it could get too out of hand lol. If you take away the one negative people will just all start buying SSDs. Who knows maybe it's all a conspiracy to get rid of HDDs and move people to SSDs haha

i agree
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brackberry;15553880 
I've only noticed retailers putting limits on the number of HDDs sold per customer/order. No major price increases.

Check Newegg they have doubled.

Haha might have to use this as an excuse to get an SSD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brackberry;15553880 
I've only noticed retailers putting limits on the number of HDDs sold per customer/order. No major price increases.
1) Prices have already increased.
2) Retailers limiting supply but constant demand would increase prices.
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post #10 of 27
I am thinking 1tb 7200rpm drives with fetch $300 and 1tb 5400rpm with get $250.

Obviously a guess, but I think they will get this high or maybe even higher.
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