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post #11 of 47
Seagate should use this time to fix their controllers. Just got that BSY error on my brother's Seagate HDD.
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post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo View Post

I envy the people that got 2TB storage at half what it costs now. Those prices went up over night too.

I'm one of those guys. Bought 4 of them for $70 each a few months ago /trollface
 
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post #13 of 47
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Originally Posted by uncholowapo View Post

I envy the people that got 2TB storage at half what it costs now. Those prices went up over night too.


Several months ago (post-tsunami), Best Buy put the WD Caviar Green 2TB on sale for 79 beans:

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/61902/best-buy-2tb-western-digital-caviar-green-internal-serial-ata-hard-drive-retail


It was amazing. People were actually complaining in that thread that they had seen the drive for less (pre-tsunami) so that this was not a good deal. In contrast, I tried to buy two since I knew that I was doing a new build soon, but they sold out fast...and I only managed to get one at that price. I checked the price on NewEgg recently and was shocked that they were still so high.

Oh well, since I didn't get two, I used it as an excuse to decide to include an SSD in my latest build as a boot/apps drive...since I couldn't feel good about spending more...or using an old drive.
post #14 of 47
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They'll use the flood to keep their prices up forever.

I agree. They're going to milk this for all it's worth.
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post #15 of 47
Since you never let a serious crisis go to waste the title should be "Seagate expects flood-related hard drive shortages to continue increasing and exceeding our profit forecasts".
 
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My beloved WD RE4 1TB drives used to be $100 or so on Newegg, then they quickly jumped to $200, then $250. It stayed at $250 for a long time, and you'd think that in light of time having passed and things drying out over there, the price would have gone down.







Mmmmmmmm no. They're $300 now.
    
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post #17 of 47
When I went to upgrade and saw for the same price I could get a SSD (granted lower storage capability) I said might as well. to much for mechanical ones, ill use my 90gb ssd for OS and a bunch of extra lil HDD's I got laying around for storage, I refuse to buy one right now.
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My F3R's were 80 shipped in September, then they hit $300 then $400. It's insane. My $69 500GB WD Black laptop drive is now almost $200 heh.

I just bought a WD My Book USB 3 2TB drive for $150 on Dell along with a 1.5TB WD Green for 169. Makes me sick.
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Time to google Seagate's quarterly reports since the flood... I bet they're rolling in money and sipping wine.
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post #20 of 47
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Time to google Seagate's quarterly reports since the flood... I bet they're rolling in money and sipping wine.

As if they werent already.... rolleyes.gif
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