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post #11 of 237
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Originally Posted by Oedipus View Post

I maintain that Seagate ships broken drives as a matter of course. They just got less choosy after the flood. Maybe they shipped some drives without motors or platters because they couldn't source the parts.
I'm only sort of joking, here.

Sarcasm aside, they still shipped 2% MORE year over year, when we are being led to believe that there is a shortage.

Found a pretty good article:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20120402154632_Hard_Disk_Drive_Shipments_Set_to_Increase_7_7_in_2012_Analysts.html
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In the wake of two natural disasters, worldwide hard disk drive (HDD) unit shipments experienced a year-over-year decline of 4.5% in 2011. According to a new forecast from International Data Corp., the HDD industry will record year-over-year unit shipment growth of 7.7% in 2012 and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% for the 2011-2016 forecast period.

Edited by 2010rig - 4/27/12 at 8:33pm
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waw.. i believed that there was really a crisis. cant believe they were able to pull this off. doh.gifsozo.gif
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That just makes me mad.
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Not surprised one little bit if this is true.

I wouldn't be either. But prices do seem to be somewhat getting back to normal at least.
post #15 of 237
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Originally Posted by 2010rig View Post

Sarcasm aside, they still shipped 2% MORE year over year, when we are being led to believe that there is a shortage.

Shortage of working drives. But then again, Seagate is always dealing with that problem.

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Price gouging anyone? HDD manufacturers seem to think people are willing to pay higher prices for their HDDs, but SSDs are getting cheaper lately (especially today with the M4). Consumers still seem to think capacity > performance.
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I called this on several websites and everyone said I was a conspiracy theorist.

Told you so.
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Before the "crisis" i could pick up a 1TB Samsung hard drive for £40
Now after the "crisis" you will be lucky to pick up a hard drive for £88.
    
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Price gouging anyone? HDD manufacturers seem to think people are willing to pay higher prices for their HDDs, but SSDs are getting cheaper lately (especially today with the M4). Consumers still seem to think capacity > performance.

I honestly haven't bought a retail drive since this all started. I've gotten all of my drives as of late from local OCN members and craigslist. I was definitely not willing to pay the higher price.

But yeah, most normal people only care about capacity and not performance.
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Originally Posted by Mkilbride View Post

I called this on several websites and everyone said I was a conspiracy theorist.

Told you so.

You are STILL a conspiracy theorist. smile.gif

If this report is true, these companies will have hell to pay when price fixing lawsuits start up.
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