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post #211 of 237
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Originally Posted by Zcypot View Post

I keep checking Newegg... prices still High. I need a 1 or 2 tb drive for my Fraps/music and other stuff man... 500GBs is not enough for modern games.

Most games are less than 25GB.... so 500GB is probably good for 20-30 games.

If you have time to play that many games.... tongue.gif
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post #212 of 237
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Most games are less than 25GB.... so 500GB is probably good for 20-30 games.
If you have time to play that many games.... tongue.gif

I dont know what is eating up my storage o.o, I only have 150gb left over. I cant record for much before i start to run out

Edit: 141GB in games, oh and 146GB in media. That explains it.
Edited by Zcypot - 4/30/12 at 2:10pm
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Nothing is surprising now cuz all the companys want to do is have huge profits.

Right because before, nobody cared about profits...rolleyes.gif
    
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I would like to see proof that justifies these HDD companies raising the price of their product 200%-400% and then keep the prices highish for this long. I can understand both sides of the debate though.....they do make sense, but until the HDD manufacturers can provide us consumers with a reason why they raised the prices that much and why they are still high, I'm not paying it....I'll put several old used 40GB drives into an array before I buy a single new high capacity HDD. For me this whole situation smells skunky and when you smell something skunky 99.99% of the time the smell is coming from a real skunk! Ultimately, they can charge as much as they want, but doesn't mean that we consumers have to buy it.
   
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They probably learned it from the Oil companies.
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I would like to see proof that justifies these HDD companies raising the price of their product 200%-400% and then keep the prices highish for this long. I can understand both sides of the debate though.....they do make sense, but until the HDD manufacturers can provide us consumers with a reason why they raised the prices that much and why they are still high, I'm not paying it....I'll put several old used 40GB drives into an array before I buy a single new high capacity HDD. For me this whole situation smells skunky and when you smell something skunky 99.99% of the time the smell is coming from a real skunk! Ultimately, they can charge as much as they want, but doesn't mean that we consumers have to buy it.

Of course, but HDD companies cannot be so stupid to jack up prices though.

There are only 3 HDD companies left (WD, Seagate, and Toshiba) and two of them are/were just in the process of acquisition. (Western Digital acquired Hitachi and Seagate acquired Samsung)

There is an obvious oligopoly in the market now (duopoly if you consider 3.5" HDDs).

So they are already in spotlight for a collusion investigation.... if there is even so much a whisper of illegal business practices, they would be smacked down so hard and swiftly.
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so you're saying this is a cartel ?
    
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post #218 of 237
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Of course, but HDD companies cannot be so stupid to jack up prices though.
There are only 3 HDD companies left (WD, Seagate, and Toshiba) and two of them are/were just in the process of acquisition. (Western Digital acquired Hitachi and Seagate acquired Samsung)
There is an obvious oligopoly in the market now (duopoly if you consider 3.5" HDDs).
So they are already in spotlight for a collusion investigation.... if there is even so much a whisper of illegal business practices, they would be smacked down so hard and swiftly.

True, but with the tsunami occurring, it would be awful easy to hide it or use it as a justifiable reason for the increase....plus everyone and their mother has stated that the tsunami would force a drastic price hike anyway......with enough money, you can do anything.
   
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I keep checking Newegg... prices still High. I need a 1 or 2 tb drive for my Fraps/music and other stuff man... 500GBs is not enough for modern games.

209GB free on my dedicated games HDD. (500GB Spinpoint F1)
58GB worth of games on my SSD.

Yeah. tongue.gif
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True, but with the tsunami occurring, it would be awful easy to hide it or use it as a justifiable reason for the increase....plus everyone and their mother has stated that the tsunami would force a drastic price hike anyway......with enough money, you can do anything.

..Except it would still be found out. Nidec got hit in the floods. Can you think of any other company that makes motors suitable for HDDs?
    
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You're right, I cannot, but I also don't see how HDD motors justifies a 200%-400% price hike either. I think they should explain.
   
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CPU Cooler [Winter-Time] = Custom 300W ss phase... Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Radiator (4 x 1... Feser X-Changer Triple (3 x 120mm) Swiftech MCP655 (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 (3) ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor Ducky Mini PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 5960X ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3.1 MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
MSI R9 290X LIGHTNING Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 2666 Intel 400GB 750 Series NVMe PCIe (OS drive) Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB (2 in RAID 0) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... CPU Cooler [Summer-Time] = Watercool HEATKILLER... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU Cooler [Winter-Time] = Custom 300W ss phase... Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Radiator (4 x 1... Feser X-Changer Triple (3 x 120mm) Swiftech MCP655 (x2) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25" Reservoir EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... EK MSI R9 290X Lightning - Full Cover VGA Water... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 (3) ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor Ducky Mini PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1200 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Xigmatek Elysium [Black w/ Window] Razer Naga Hex MOBA Perixx DX-2000XXL Boston Acoustics MicroMediaSpeaker System 
AudioOther
Sennheiser PC 363D EVGA Supernova 1300G2 - 1300W PSU (second PSU) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k RAMPAGE IV EXTREME ASUS GTX 590 Samsung 30nm 4 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB 1TB WD Green 300GB WD Velociraptor (4 in RAID 0) LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH24NS90B 24X SATA Internal Super Multi DVD ... Corsair H110i GT Windows 10 Pro x64 LG 24" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine II - w/ Brown Cherry MX w/ English ... Corsair TX650 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 RAZER DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
X Trac Ripper HT| OMEGA eCLARO  TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A6-3650 ASUS F1A75-M-PRO R2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB Superclocked Samsung 30nm 2 x 4GB sticks 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
120GB Samsung 840 Western Digital Red 3TB SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5in ... LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-ROM Drive Cooler Master GeminII M4 - CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fans Win7 SP1 64bit Visio 50" Plasma Logitech Mini Controller for Logitech Revue and... 
PowerCase
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 400W ATX Mod... Silverstone Sugo 
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