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post #1 of 27
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I bought a cavier blue 500gb last spring for like $45 bucks after a $10 rebate. and now the cheapest I can find one for is over $80! Whats up with that? I woulda figured they'd have gone down in price since SSD's are so cheap....
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where were you when the floods happened in Thailand? lol...

But basically floods happened A lot of plants ( Factories where HDD's are produced) got effected + Global Shortage = Raised prices.
Edited by KuuFA - 4/11/12 at 8:23pm
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There was a huge flood at the manufacturing plants early last year Fall. That's why. Inventory got trashed and supplies ran out so, prices went up. Supply and demand.
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post #4 of 27
There was mass flooding in Thailand last year, which affected the hard drive manufacturing factories of a few of the big companies. It hit supply so much that prices were cranked up. It's likely to stay high through the year.

Edit: Ninja'd twice in 20 seconds tongue.gif
post #5 of 27
Flooding in Thailand last summer has raised hard drive prices everywhere.

EDIT: One minute, 4 responses.
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flooding in taiwan u need to catch up on news bro. biggrin.gif
    
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post #7 of 27
LOL, sorry, but a few months ago there was a huge flood and it was on the news everywhere and HDD factories where flooded and a lot of stuff was damaged and the price to make HDDs rose because of it and because of that the price of HDDs to buy went up as well. rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 27
I think I heard something about some flooding in Thailand. I don't know why anyone hasn't mentioned it yet.

But seriously, it unfortunately looks like they may stay high for a while: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/idc_hdd_output_reach_preflood_levels_prices_will_stay_postflood_premium
post #9 of 27
When you say sata, you mead hdd right?
Yeah the flooding in thailand caused it,
post #10 of 27
hahaha funny thread ^^^^^^^^
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