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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

02 Dec 2011   #151
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

March-april time before you see any difference, but I think it will be minimal, maybe a year before prices resemble anything like they did a few months ago


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03 Dec 2011   #152
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I needed a new external usb 3.0 drive for the business laptop and I figured I was out of luck with these crazy prices going round. Then Seagate sent Black Friday savings link and I scored a 1 tb GoFlex with a 3.0 express card and cable for $99.99 usd which represents 47% discount. I jumped on it without a 2nd thought. Check out the excellent current price.
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If you shop very hard and get to know the spec's and pricing you can still find deals but they are getting tougher to find and I'm just happy this landed in my lap !
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03 Dec 2011   #153
adrek

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Probably not for at least 6 Months. Is you drive under warranty?

Jim
I got it in late 2007 or early 2008 and I think it has a 5 years warranty. I'll contact Seagate to see what to do.
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03 Dec 2011   #154
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

One of my Seagate drives is at 1/2 heath according to the SMART status, so let's hope it keeps until they can get more drives in. I got it back in 2008, so it should last until this is resolved if it's lasted this long. It was the only drive not affected by the bricking Seagate had a few years back. All my other drives have been replaced with WDC drives.
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03 Dec 2011   #155
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The price of hdd's have risen in the Netherlands as well. I am fortunate because I have enough space on both my internal and external hdd's. If worse comes to worse I can make use of two 500GB IDE hdd's that are in one of my backup pc's.

I have read of the reasons for the price increases and maybe some or all of it is true. My thinking is that a lot of people are using whatever excuses available to increase prices and make greater profits.

My strategy is to not buy anything that isn't necessary until this global economic greed ebbs a bit.
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03 Dec 2011   #156
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

As you can see by my specs now I just finished my new build I got a 128 gig ssd that came with batman arkham city for 100 dollars.
They wanted 89 for a slow spinning 250gig mechanical in the same store.
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03 Dec 2011   #157
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
As you can see by my specs now I just finished my new build I got a 128 gig ssd that came with batman arkham city for 100 dollars.
They wanted 89 for a slow spinning 250gig mechanical in the same store.
I saw that sale today. that's what I want for Christmas. (hint, hint)
Nope, it was this I saw, $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147137
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03 Dec 2011   #158
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

exact same drive actually
it's a beast too
boot time is basically the amount of time it takes the stupid windows logo animation to run.
It's nice the second you see desktop everything is loaded and ready to go.
and I didn't tweak or mess with anything really yet wanted to enjoy some gaming on it before I got back to 'finishing' the settings and all that.
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04 Dec 2011   #159
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I turned off the windows logo animation because it wasn't even finishing before the system was booted.
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04 Dec 2011   #160
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
I turned off the windows logo animation because it wasn't even finishing before the system was booted.
Mind linking me to a how to on that?
I'm guessing it's not that difficult it's just something that's never come up for me before.
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