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This is not surprising at all. Been thinking about this ever since the price increase. The first weeks, in some cases, we were talking about 700% increase in price. Thats simply absurd. Now the prices are going down a little bit, which is good for whoever is making new build.

As for SSD / HDD. I think WD Caviar Black 64mb is probably the best HDD out there, or one of them. And i really prefer storage over, mostly, unnoticeable performance increase. Wasnt there someone saying that the faster the system is, the less of an impact an SSD would have on speeds ? Maybe i am mistaken. At the end of the day though, my next build will have SSD just because, maybe the OS coudl benefit from it, or some editing software....We will see.
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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.
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.

Nice find! I agree with this article entirely. The flood was a convenient scapegoat to get them out of their own mess. I seriously doubt HDD prices will ever be as low as they were in 2009.
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post #43 of 237
What a rip-off, good that I bought a couple of HDDs just before the "crisis".
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post #44 of 237
Never gonna buy any HDD until prices come down to the way they were. If they're not then I guess I won't be buying any HDD.
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I am quite skeptical of this article. The floods were real and well documented. There are plenty of pictures showing the factories swamped with water. Obviously, profits would increase if the price of hard drives increased by 2-3 times.
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post #46 of 237
What is the possibility that the floods did damage stock and hinder the manufacturing of drives but WD and SG was able to sustain the demand, through back stock or limited production?

As for a bit of exaggerating, yeah. I believe that Seagate's insights into the length of effect were nothing but a pry to feed upon the situation. WD wasn't immune either but Seagate was no better, pulling up the rear.
If it really was exaggerated as much as it sounds it was probably to feed R&D because solid state is closing in fast, and they see it.
post #47 of 237
Never let a good crisis go to waste. People were too gullible to believe production was affected in the first place.
 
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post #48 of 237
Not surprised.
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post #49 of 237
Im HAPPY, sold all my old Hdds on Craigslist and made $250+

I went to Fry's and the shelf was empty, so naturally I thought
bulb.gif Time to sell my old drives

I had 2-3 people meeting me at frys at a time. People were even buying old IDE 20Gbs.

I did spend a few hours formatting drives biggrin.gif
Edited by cayennemist - 4/27/12 at 10:38pm
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I hope this gets looked into by someone with the power to do something about it... If It's true I'd love to see a class action lawsuit for anyone who bought a HDD in the last year.
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