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according to this article, the flooding could impact hdd supply well into 2013.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222522/Impact_of_hard_drive_shortage_to_linger_through_2013
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I just picked up a 3TB SeaGate GoFlex USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $74.99 + $3.75 tax + free shipping for a total of $78.74 shipped. You can still get decent deals if you are willing to wait. I was able to get Staples to price match BestBuy when they had this hard drive on sale for $99.99. Then I applied a $25 off $75 or more coupon for online orders at Staples.com. I currently own two 1TB Samsung SpinPoints, one 2TB Western Digital My Book 3.0, one 3TB SeaGate GoFlex USB 3.0 and one 120GB Corsair Force GT.
     
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LOL WUT?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

I paid $80 for that drive almost a year ago...
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OUCH lol
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post #45 of 141
Seagate i know is one company that is located higher oh the plateo on thailand thus they operate pretty smoothly. However i dislike their HDD since 7200.9 revision. However their prices are a bit cheaper than WD and Samsung. But thats most likely due to price warfare.
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post #46 of 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post

Seagate i know is one company that is located higher oh the plateo on thailand thus they operate pretty smoothly. However i dislike their HDD since 7200.9 revision. However their prices are a bit cheaper than WD and Samsung. But thats most likely due to price warfare.

Part suppliers were affected though... I believe the motor and sindle arms. The lack of these are affecting all 3...4...5 HDD companies.
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post #47 of 141
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

see that drive? i got a box of 6 from work and only paid the price of shipping it to there... i love our IT dept when they write things off....

costed me a grand total of about $80 in shipping a while ago

that i can say was mostly thanks to duty charges on values over $100 entering canada

im trying to make the seagate in my sig DIE....but it just wont, its been over 2 years
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I should have bought another Spinpoint 1TB when it was $54 on sale :/ Oh well, I don't NEED it but I sure could use the space haha
    
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post #49 of 141
I plan to take some old laptop harddrives and use them as external drives. I hope this shortage will end in 2012. That would be great smile.gif
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post #50 of 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusky1 View Post

LOL WUT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
I paid $80 for that drive almost a year ago...

At least you saved 10 bucks (read) supposedly wink.gif
    
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