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post #31 of 40
Got a 320gb caviar blue drive for $60 at best buy, really hope it lasts me until march.
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post #32 of 40
NewEgg back to school sale had Samsung 1TB for $39. Got one. smile.gif Should have grabbed more. frown.gif
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post #33 of 40
:eek:holy crap the 1tb WD drives i bought are more than 200 bucks and so are the 640s

perhaps it is time to sell them for a profit?devil.gifbiggrin.gif

muahhahahahahahahhahhhaha

but seriously this can't last more than 2 or 3 month, hopefully
   
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post #34 of 40
Ugh. I wish I would have got the 1tb caviar black hard drive when it was on sale for $70. But I decided to be cheap and get the 500gb caviar blue one for $40. Now the 1tb is over $200.
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post #35 of 40
Glad I have space still, but my dreams of building a file server have been shot down for now, just as I got the cash to buy the drive, a wild flood appeared

6 months is a long time, probably going to take even longer before prices start to drop in south africa
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post #36 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by asuperpower;15587003 
When the shortage is over, HDD prices are really going to plummet.

Same way like with gas ? biggrin.gif doubt it...

Anyone has info as to which hdd manufacturers suffered from the floods? Is it only WD or are there more? And IF its WD only why others hike the prices?
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post #37 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechati;15593315 
Same way like with gas ? biggrin.gif doubt it...

Anyone has info as to which hdd manufacturers suffered from the floods? Is it only WD or are there more? And IF its WD only why others hike the prices?

I can't answer your first question, but if WD hikes their prices Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi, etc. will feel justified in raising their prices too
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my 2TB barracuda is 120$ from 60$ ._. Just when I wanted to buy another one
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post #39 of 40
Now we know why we have to pay 300$ for a WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD.
They are made in america xD


Joke aside, cheap labor has it's limit, and we have to face the truth, our whole economy is based on cheap labor and for once we get some repercution over here.

What if china would drop the cheap labor and force every company to pay their workers a decent fine, we'd see price bumps everywhere and it would probably cause a heckload of troubles.

We should focus on creating jobs here instead of being dependant of other countries.
post #40 of 40
Well I guess maybe by my B-day next year I can finally upgrade my HDD.
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