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post #21 of 237
There is probably a real HHD crisis then the company just didn't lower the price enough, because they can get anyway with it. This is really no surprise people and some site (posted in the news section of this site) have already be talking about it a long time ago. Most people agree that it is about in 2013 or 2014 will the price return to normal, when the production is pretty much normal a long time ago.
post #22 of 237
i thought it was kind of a sham i was able to see 3 months maybe before seagate and wd got back to full manufacturing after that flood, but what has it been 9 months now?
but meh i had no need to buy any hd's wasn't affected by this at all.
post #23 of 237
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

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.

How am I one if it turns out to be true?

It was just obvious if you looked at the facts.

Especially with their claim that the HDD Shortage wouldn't end until 2014 and prices were expected to stay inflated until then.

They just know...

SSD is coming.

A year ago, a 128GB SSD would be 400-500$.

Now you can find them for as low as 150$.

Times change. SSD wasn't meant to become mainstream storage, but in 2 years, or by 2014, it could easily be at the price per megabyte ratio to actively compete with HDD.
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post #24 of 237
Or... They signed a short term contract with different manufacturing sites at a higher price per unit, marked up all of the units they had, and then still managed to sell for a profit because people still want HDDs.

The Pacific Asia region really can't be the only place that manufactures HDD, more than likely they SPECIALIZE IN LOW COST MANUFACTURING. As opposed to high-efficiency, high cost manufacturing elsewhere. I could see multitudes of valid reasons why they managed to ship more units and turn a greater profit. People need to stop before they start and think carefully.
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On the bright side, many flash storage companies jumped into the storage market to take advantage of this "shortage".
 
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post #26 of 237
Wonder if you can get a state Attorney General to look into this issue as price fixing. I know the AG in Michigan loves to jump on price fixing as does NY, CA and TX AGs.

That happened with LCD panels a bit back...
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post #27 of 237
Price fixing is extremely hard to prove. Not to mention the years and years it takes, the money that is required. It is a damn shame that these companies can get away with this.


I guess they don't see SSD as a threat. I mean, sure their nice and fast but they're nowhere near the usability of a traditional HDD. Asia, parts of Europe manufacture pretty much almost everything we use. Sad truth of globalization.
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post #28 of 237
I remember getting this drive for my 360 around November for only $45, a few months ago it had increased to $99.
post #29 of 237
Im so glad I held on to my little raptor 74gb an didn't buy a HD that was marked up 3x.
post #30 of 237
I remember when a 1TB HDD was $49 while a 2TB HDD was $79. Those were good times. How many HDD manufacturers are left in the world today? I assume it is still Seagate and Western Digital. Just wish Samsung was still around, but they sold their HDD division to Seagate to focus on their SSDs. I'm still wondering about Hitachi though.
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