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Hard drives get so expensive? I bought my Samsung F3 like 18 months ago, and I'm looking for another (because it's a great drive), but the price went from like $55 to $85. I might as well get an Intel 320 and call it a day.

Can anyone shed some light onto the situation?
    
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They are expensive because the hard drive factories in Thailand got flooded. Ever since then, they have skyrocketed. Nobody knows when they will be back to normal.
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There was some flooding in Thailand. Or Taiwan, I can't remember.... But I think it was Thailand.

Anyways, it has driven the price of HDD sky high. If you're looking for something in the $100 range, def check out SSDs. Hard Drives are too expensive right now!
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flooding,

lol ninjad y 2 others
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lachen.gif @ "under a rock" Yes..a flood happened..been almost a year now??!!
IMO ..They're keeping the prices inflated artificially.They can bite the big one..until prices get back to normal tongue.gif
I'll get another ssd before i pay that much for hard drives :yessir.gif:
 
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I honestly think they're milking it a tad bit. Although I would too.
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On the bright side it costs the same in the UK....but we pay pounds that are worth 1.5 of your dollars! redface.gif
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Yeppers! Honestly, the F3 at the worst time of the HDD prices was 165$. So I wouldn't say too much... winksmiley.jpg
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