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Why are normal hard drives so expensive?

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I bought a 320gb hard drive for 40 bucks last year, and now they're like 70+ dollars for 320gb.

My dad wants a new hard drive and he cant find a cheap one.
    
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http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224221/Hard_drive_prices_to_remain_high_through_2014
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Flooding at WD factory caused stock to plummet and prices to soar
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flooding = gouging = ouch
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Last year I bought 3 samsung f3 1tb for $55 each
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it wouldn't surprise me if the prices remain high into 2014, especially as here we are expecting flooding to return this year as we enter the monsoon season
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i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
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