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post #11 of 40
I have a lot of 1TB externals I need to sell... hmmm
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post #12 of 40
good luck RMA'ing any dead drives under warranty for the next six months or so as well, I'd bet.

hopefully this mess makes them open a few fabs in other areas of the world too
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 11/5/11 at 5:32pm
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post #13 of 40
2Tb Samsung drives have finally hit 300% of their initial price. Was £60 now £180. The whole situation is a joke. I'm so glad I've got a 2Tb Hitachi 7k2000 stashed at work for £58 when I'm ready to buy it.
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Bought my spinpoint 1TB for $54 and now its $130+ hahaha......sure hope no drives crap out ~_~.
    
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post #15 of 40
I was going to buy a 2TB WD green soon, just for mass storage. Was 55 euros here in Holland 2 weeks ago, is 238 now. Thats 333%, for all you people complaining about the price doubling. And thats not even the worst I've seen. I've said this often and it still holds, Europe is just one big rip-off...
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When the shortage is over, HDD prices are really going to plummet.
   
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post #17 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by asuperpower View Post
When the shortage is over, HDD prices are really going to plummet.
yea exactly what i was going to say... i hope there ends up being an excess then we could pick up 1tb or greater drives for dirt cheap prices for a few months before they level out
post #18 of 40
good news for me. maybe I can sell my brand new 1TB cavy blue to get me a new corsair carbide 500r @_@. I doubt anyone would buy it though. maybe in a couple of months. I don't think anyone is smart enough to buy an overpriced HDD atm
post #19 of 40
I still feel extremely bad for those in everyone in thailand who has to deal with this... 10 ft of flooding in Bangkok. I don't even know how they can cope with it. I personally will donate money to help them out. The company I work for donates dollar for dollar so I'll donate what little I can to help since $1= ~28-30 baht there.
post #20 of 40
If you're going to justify buying an SSD anytime soon, today is the time since their prices haven't gone up.

But I don't think its going to last for that long, I'm sure we're going to see dramatic price drop very early 2012.
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