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Notice the spike in prices towards the end of 2011? That's caused by 1) The earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and 2) The huge flood in Thiland. Prices are finally returning back to the way they were pre disaster.

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They are?

You can find 1TB for around $50ish again....

Sweet spot is now 3TBs at $100-110 which is 27-30GB/$.
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Such as RAM!

RAM was actually underpriced for some time due to market flooding. That's why we've seen a price spike recently.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

You can find 1TB for around $50ish again....

Sweet spot is now 3TBs at $100-110 which is 27-30GB/$.
They're different tier drives though.

You used to be able to get a 1TB black w/ a 5 year warranty for $75-80 back when 2TB was top of the line (@ $150). Now you can get an entry level 1TB Blue (2 year warranty) for $65 (current newegg sale price) and 4TB is the top of the line.

It would be like if the 2TB black was $75-80 and the 4TB was $150-155. But the 2TB is $160 and the 4TB is $290. Essentially double the price for their relative current tier.

Other brands or tiers may be cheaper but in comparing apples to apples prices seemed to have stagnated, & relative to technical progress increased noticeably.
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