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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

01 Nov 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I started a thread on this about a week ago.

I even used the term skyrocketing in my thread

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...rd-drives.html


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01 Nov 2011   #12
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I started a thread on this about a week ago.

I even used the term skyrocketing in my thread

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-...rd-drives.html
Oops I missed it. I looked in the News section of the forum and didn't see anything, so I started this thread. I should've looked in the Hardware section, also. I got Skyrocket from the article I linked. An honest mistake.....my apologies.
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01 Nov 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wasn't giving you a hard time, the mods will close it or merge it. I just thought it was funny that we both said "skyrocket", but I see your use came from the news story.

Sure seems odd to see high mechanical hard drive prices. perhaps this will encourage the sale of SSD's.
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01 Nov 2011   #14
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

One thing I've noticed, Newegg isn't selling the bulk lot of drives it usually sells, which makes sense now, because of a shortage.
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01 Nov 2011   #15
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

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01 Nov 2011   #16
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What a shame... on Newegg.ca, a 500GB hard drive is around 130$, 1TB ~ 210$, 2TB is from 260 to 320$ and 3TB doesn't exist (at least in WD). When SSD pricing meets HDD.
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01 Nov 2011   #17
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Lot of profiteering by the retailers. My WD drives are built in Malaysia and the flooded plant in Taiwan builds drives for notebooks, but the retailers are raising prices on all drives. I was very lucky last Month. My brothers old HDD died and I got him a WD Caviar Black 700GB Sata III for $69. They are around $99 now. On my new system I got a WD Caviar 1TB Sata III that arrived defective. I did an RMA through WD and they crossshipped me a new drive. They had to substitute so they send me a brand new (Man: Sept 11, 2011) 2TB Sata III. I am all set for a while and prices should come back down the first part of next year after these flooded plants are back on line.

Jim
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01 Nov 2011   #18
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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01 Nov 2011   #19
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Apparently flooding in Thailand is to blame...
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02 Nov 2011   #20
lehnerus2000

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

I wondered why the price of HDDs at my local parts shop suddenly doubled.

I guess it was lucky that i bought my 2 TB HDD in August ($AU89).
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