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Time to get ahold of a 3TB Caviar!

While they're on sale at €110 I mean thumb.gif
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post

I'm glad I bought too much space while it was cheap. I have a little over a tb... and only half of it used. Just need a portable hdd.


 


I have a worth of 7TB HDDs.

 

 
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I have a worth of 7TB HDDs.

My god.

I have... 500+480+1000+500... 2.5TB.

But they're spanned across seven drives, so it is pretty inconvenient.
   
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Thats fine, Ill just to ssds as my main drives. Seriously these companies can jump off a cliff for all I care. For the price they are charging they should offer way better performance
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _GTech View Post

The only thing that doesn't make sense is, it was a Western Digital Plant that got flooded, not Seagate or Samsung, etc...
WD drives represent a plurality of the market share. Removing those drives from the equation introduces scarcity.
    
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Guess ill just have to keep jumping on the newegg open box deals! got my 600 gb raptor drive on there a couple weeks ago for 100$ biggrin.gif it was brand new lol i dont think it had ever been used before!!
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HDD prices will NEVER be as they were! The flood is not the reason, it is the exploited excuse.

Corporate greed....
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To be honest, all we need is decent priced 500GB SSD's. There's not much need for anything higher.
Quote:
Originally Posted by quadx View Post

HDD prices will NEVER be as they were! The flood is not the reason, it is the exploited excuse.
Corporate greed....

The flood is the reason. It gave them a plausible reason to hide behind.
Edited by Shrak - 2/15/12 at 10:18am
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This is the perfect window for SSD manufacturers to increase their SSD capacity and win the market over. Sorry, but the HDD manufacturers are going to kill themselves if these prices stick for so long.
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Not going to happen. Once SSDs hit the $1/GB mark HDD are going to be relegated to simple storage devices. The demand will drop sharply as consumers and PC manufacturers stop buying them and start using SSDs for their OS and all of their apps. As a pure storage device people will be more likely to buy external HDDs that they can keep between upgrades. This will be increasingly true as USB 3.0 takes over, since switching from SATA to USB won't decrease performance.

The drop in demand will force the prices as low as DDR3 is right now since the HDD manufacturers will need to convince people that they need to buy their inferior products, and the only way to do that is at significantly lower cost than an SSD.
    
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