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post #11 of 28
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Well i did not pay this price. I got this a few weeks ago for like $45. I heard some factory overseas got flooded or something and that is why the HDD price's are up? Not sure it is is true but this HDD is $65 more than what i paid a few week's ago...


EDIT: Oops just said what you said lawl
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Funky, edit doublepost... :/
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 11/5/11 at 1:31pm
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post #13 of 28
Yes, there was a factory flood of all the major HDD manufacturers. HDDs increased in price 2-4x.

Now is not the time to buy a Hard Drive if you can avoid it. Everything else is all good.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeejunky;15583587 
Sigh. Firstly it was Thailand, not India. Secondly Hitatchi drives are actually a decent option now, the deathstar incidents of head crash happened years ago now and Hitatchi make some solid enterprise grade drives. They don't tend to be quite as fast sometimes, but they're not always a bad decision. Also he might need a HDD now, prices won't stabilise until well into next year, even then I can see prices being higher than they were.

Sorry, just woke up and haven't gotten enough coffee in me. Thailand, yes. However, this isn't an enterprise drive that he has linked (and I agree with your assessment on the enterprise variants). It's a discontinued lower quality model. It appears to be an OEM version. Also, there was a industry forecast that was recently posted that indicated March would be a reasonable expectation.
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post #15 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeejunky;15583514 
Thats a hitatchi drive, they don't use the same branding like WD. The only reason Seagate, Hitatchi and WD have 'green' drives is because green generally means eco. WD's colour branding isn't an industry standard.

Yeah, Seagate uses Green (Barracuda LP), Blue (Barracuda), and Yellow. (XT)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ConradGG;15583600 
Well i did not pay this price. I got this a few weeks ago for like $45. I heard some factory overseas got flooded or something and that is why the HDD price's are up? Not sure it is is true but this HDD is $65 more than what i paid a few week's ago...


EDIT: Oops just said what you said lawl

If you want to know how your drive compares to other drives, run HDTune across it and post the screenshot. We can tell you whether it's Good/Great/Fine/Average/Okay/etc.

The free download is fine. (v255)

http://www.hdtune.com/
     
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post #16 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy;15587695 
Yeah, Seagate uses Green (Barracuda LP), Blue (Barracuda), and Yellow. (XT)



If you want to know how your drive compares to other drives, run HDTune across it and post the screenshot. We can tell you whether it's Good/Great/Fine/Average/Okay/etc.

The free download is fine. (v255)

http://www.hdtune.com/

Ok so here it is i am not sure if i did it right :/ I was kinda confused so tell me if i did not. Thanks.

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You need to let it finish for it to reveal anything. wink.gif

Well, that does tell me your drive is fairly modern - but not much else.
     
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post #18 of 28
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Derp ok here we go again lol.

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post #19 of 28
Im not sure about other manufactirers and their colors but with WD basically
Green = eco friendly = 3 year warranty
Blue = mid range = 3 year warranty (IMO WDs cheapest option if you want to RAID them)
Blacks = higher end consumer grades = 5 year warranty (good to RAID as well)
Black REx editions = enterprise grade = 5 year warranty (best for heavy useage RAID from WD)
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Right on Stubass thanks. I am just hoping mine is at least mid range but to be honest my computer runs so go to me i really don't think this info would change my love for my new machine lol. Just curious at where i stand. I have been looking into an SSD for the future but when i built this about 2 week's ago now i couldn't afford it. My computer boots from off to windows screen in 20 sec. Not sure how much faster it would get with an SSD ^^. Also i know this is not the thread to talk about graphic's card's but while im on the subject of my computer i wanted to say. I see alot of people bash the GTX 550TI but for the money i love it. I play BF3 on max settings and get over 50 fps. I play on a 60hz screen so even if i did get much more i wouldn't notice anyways. <3
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