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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

12 Nov 2011   #91
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Didn't IBM say something similar?

Windows 7 has been out for 2 years and yet it is still $400 for Ultimate.
Yeah, IBM did, can't recall. Windows XP Pro OEM version was $149 until they ran out at Newegg. I just ordered a SSD which had went up $5 a few days before my order.
It's still only $139.99 at TigerDirect. I only paid $99 for W7 Pro Upgrade on prerelease, then later $165 for the same thing, except it was the Retail version. I notice that the TD price for the Upgrade version is now $199.99.


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12 Nov 2011   #92
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I bought a WD Caviar black 1tb at my local PC shop 2 months ago for $80.00 before tax, now it's up to $179.00 before tax for the same drive.
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12 Nov 2011   #93
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The solution to rising prices for me, is to wait until they fall. Fortunately, I have extra hard drives. I just have to spread my files around a bit more than I would like to.
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12 Nov 2011   #94
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

according to something i read online the prices apparently wont start to come down until q2-q3 of next year.
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12 Nov 2011   #95
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

That's going to be a very painful wait since I've been wanting to add an extra hard drive or two.
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12 Nov 2011   #96
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Can someone explain why SSD prices have not gone up and are not affected? I assume it's because SSD's are not manufactured in Thailand perhaps? And they don't use the same components.
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12 Nov 2011   #97
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

SSD's don't contain rare earth elements such as neodenium magnets.

They probably contain trace elements of gold and silver, but all circuit boards tend to.
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12 Nov 2011   #98
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm certainly curious where do the major manufacturers have their plants that make the SSDs? Anyone know the answer to this ?
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12 Nov 2011   #99
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

It might be more the case that stockist have large quantities of SSDs as the initial high price is off putting to the average consumer as it is.

I mean nobody with a computer needs an SSD, its just nice to have the speed. I for one am considering buying a second, as I've only around 60gb remaining, which I will soon fill
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12 Nov 2011   #100
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Didn't IBM say something similar?

Windows 7 has been out for 2 years and yet it is still $400 for Ultimate.
Yeah, IBM did, can't recall. Windows XP Pro OEM version was $149 until they ran out at Newegg. I just ordered a SSD which had went up $5 a few days before my order.
It's still only $139.99 at TigerDirect. I only paid $99 for W7 Pro Upgrade on prerelease, then later $165 for the same thing, except it was the Retail version. I notice that the TD price for the Upgrade version is now $199.99.
I should have been more specific.
I meant the boxed retail version.

Also it wasn't from a computer specialist store, it was a couple of large consumer electronics chains.
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