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most of it, except hitachi which is in china.
And why are Hitachi's prices high?
to gouge! its nothing new. I was expecting it totally.

Bahhhh. Dumb profit schemes.
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most of it, except hitachi which is in china.

And why are Hitachi's prices high?

Why wouldn't they be, the rest of the market is inflating their prices, why not increase their price to below the competition , but high enough to still kill it.
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Some sources are calling for an end to the shortage's......2nd quarter.
Intel claims the shortage cost them 1 Billion

Heh, that's just pocket change for them
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I was wondering why the prices of hdd's have doubled, nearly tripled in some cases. SSD's look a heck of a lot better right now though. lol
     
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Why wouldn't they be, the rest of the market is inflating their prices, why not increase their price to below the competition , but high enough to still kill it.

this is exactly what i would do, this is there chance to move a lot of drives worldwide because there the only one not hit.
    
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I got both my WD Greens for $104AUD.

They are on par with my old Seagate 7200.12.

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ah well, looks like my raid 10 setup will have to wait a bit more
    
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This shortage is annoying... I'm building a computer for my mom and all I need is a simple 250gb hard drive. I found one on Amazon for $80...I got my 1TB Caviar Black for $80 mad.gif Oh, whatever.
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And why are Hitachi's prices high?

Nidec, who manufacturers almost all hard drive motors, was put back due to flooding as well. So all manufacturers are likely be producing less drives than nominal.
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3 x Hitachi 3TB for $146AUD each, OHHH YEAHHHH, glad I filled that Drobo FS up baby wink.gif
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