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post #21 of 47
I guess the only good thing to come from that flood is that the SSD market will finally grow a significant or at least an notable margin.
post #22 of 47
Now is the ONLY time I'll ever consider getting a refurbished drive frown.gif

But at this point... it almost makes more sense to grab a huge load of SSD's for storage. Because it won't be crazy at this point.
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post #23 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.

HALF? More like 33% of the price now.
post #24 of 47
seriously i got my 2 f3 1tbs and my 4 f4 2tbs for around $420 before shipping

now it would cost me about $950. REALLY!?!?

storage is going backwards, ssds are coming down, and hdds are going up.

anyone mind explaining why these wd blues cost a dollar a gb?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136457
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136195

edit: my raid enclosure is becoming a dream all together.
    
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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.

As in the scorpio Black? that can be had over here in Aus for $115..
post #26 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by microfister View Post

seriously i got my 2 f3 1tbs and my 4 f4 2tbs for around $420 before shipping
now it would cost me about $950. REALLY!?!?
storage is going backwards, ssds are coming down, and hdds are going up.
anyone mind explaining why these wd blues cost a dollar a gb?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136457
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136195
edit: my raid enclosure is becoming a dream all together.

Limit 10 per customer...

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post #27 of 47
Title should read: Seagate experts tell PR that flood related hard drive shortages is great cover for price gouging and that they can get away with it for another year or so.
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I wish there was some sort of contest where you could meet the CEO of an HDD company so I could just say "HI!" *Backhand* then leave knowing I did the right thing. smile.gif
     
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I've just had a brilliant idea, move the hard drives somewhere else.
    
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Sigh, stupid HDD manufacturers.
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