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Is it me or have hard drive prices sky rocketed?

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In may 6 monthes ago i bought my 500gb hard drive for 50 bucks on newegg. now it cost 100 dollars..am i missing something here? Im trying to do a budget build but the hard drive price is so much it doesn't make sense
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It's because of the floods in Thailand. Simple supply vs. demand, supply is now shortened so seller's can argue a higher premium for anything.
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Think of this as how the stock market works in predicting trends. The HDD industry saw a disaster and instantly jacked the prices up, in a lot of cases doubling previous prices. They assume that the consumer is ignorant about supply and demand and not realizing that before the floods the warehouses were full and the market was thriving. They make you feel as if the HDD you want to buy is one of 5 left in the entire country and if you want it you'll pay dearly for it. I can wait. Seriously, a drive that I paid $99 well over a year ago is now $219. Give me a break, I can get an SSD for that much.
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A lot of the factories that were affected by the flood are all ready back up and running. The prices are exaggerated and will hopefully start to come down soon enough.
    
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If you want to buy HDD's right now, the best bet is going to a Best Buy or something of that nature. I think this will be the only time in history where Best Buy might actually live up to it's name right now with hard drive prices. lachen.gif

But seriously going to an actual store to buy an HDD is definitely your best bet right now if you absolutely must buy a drive right now.
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The Momentus XTs that I was looking at (500g. 2.5") went from 94.00 to 599 on newegg. ***
    
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