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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

16 Nov 2011   #121
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Lol I remember paying £40 for 40gb doesn't mean I still want to pay £1 per gb lol

My first gb dimm or ram cost me £120, you can get 8gb dimms for half that lol


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16 Nov 2011   #122
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

veering off topic, but recently whilst doing some (rare) tidying up, i came across an old receipt from my local small pc shop:

Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives-64ram.jpg

64 megs of ram for £60, back in 2000


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16 Nov 2011   #123
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

My entire catelogue of pc parts is saved on ebuyer lol as its normally my one stop shop! Added it up the other month before I started my latest gaming rig, and I was at £4400 £1100 a year for pc stuff isn't to obsessive is it!?
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16 Nov 2011   #124
seekermeister

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

I don't think that one answer fits everyone. It is a question that you will have to answer yourself.
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16 Nov 2011   #125
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Ok I'm starting to regret my bargain HDD post now lol, sat here at work thinking ill buy another, only for them to all be sold! note to self keep bargains too myself lol
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21 Nov 2011   #126
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Not sure what planet you are living on -- but at least in Europe you can get usb HDD drives VERY cheaply -- even PC World in the UK - not the cheapest place or store to buy stuff in but looking at the prices a 1 TB HDD is around 65 GBP / 90 USD.

Cheers
jimbo
Well jimbo rare Earth when I last looked prices here in Oz reflect the prices in the first post my Seagate Barracuda has gone form $69 to $129
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22 Nov 2011   #127
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
veering off topic, but recently whilst doing some (rare) tidying up, i came across an old receipt from my local small pc shop:

Attachment 183935

64 megs of ram for £60, back in 2000
And cheap at that, eh?
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22 Nov 2011   #128
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it wasn't a bad price at the time. of course, nowadays you can get about 12,000 megs for the same money.
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22 Nov 2011   #129
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Not sure what planet you are living on -- but at least in Europe you can get usb HDD drives VERY cheaply -- even PC World in the UK - not the cheapest place or store to buy stuff in but looking at the prices a 1 TB HDD is around 65 GBP / 90 USD.

Cheers
jimbo
Well jimbo rare Earth when I last looked prices here in Oz reflect the prices in the first post my Seagate Barracuda has gone form $69 to $129

Hi there
I really like OZ but I don't like what's happening there at the moment -- I'm no smoker but trying to make all cigarette packs look the same with a Government defined font and no company logos says why people might be holding off doing business in OZ.

Imagine this going slightly further - the govt might say -- it's illegal to use a HDD bigger than 100 GB on your PC or - horror of horrors -- beer will be sold with a white label on the can just saying "Beer --approved by the Govt" No Labels etc -- so the nice VB bitter you thought you were buying might be "Bud" or some other weak brand.

I'm surprised a great free thinking independent country like 'OZ has got itself in this predicament.

Cheers
jimbo
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22 Nov 2011   #130
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
Not sure what planet you are living on -- but at least in Europe you can get usb HDD drives VERY cheaply -- even PC World in the UK - not the cheapest place or store to buy stuff in but looking at the prices a 1 TB HDD is around 65 GBP / 90 USD.

Cheers
jimbo
Well jimbo rare Earth when I last looked prices here in Oz reflect the prices in the first post my Seagate Barracuda has gone form $69 to $129

Hi there
I really like OZ but I don't like what's happening there at the moment -- I'm no smoker but trying to make all cigarette packs look the same with a Government defined font and no company logos says why people might be holding off doing business in OZ.

Imagine this going slightly further - the govt might say -- it's illegal to use a HDD bigger than 100 GB on your PC or - horror of horrors -- beer will be sold with a white label on the can just saying "Beer --approved by the Govt" No Labels etc -- so the nice VB bitter you thought you were buying might be "Bud" or some other weak brand.

I'm surprised a great free thinking independent country like 'OZ has got itself in this predicament.

Cheers
jimbo
Hiyya jimbo mate it is all down to $'s and at the same time so bloody hypocritical too cigs and grog outrageously priced (not that it bothers me) and plain packing etc and all the health promotional stuff yet they still rake off the duties and taxes on them.

Now it's the turn of carbon emissions all a bit of a joke really.
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