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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

11 Dec 2011   #211
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Now we play the waiting game.....

Man oh man, I was expecting to get my three terabyte hard drives this month, noooo! 300+ for a drive that was floating near 130 six months ago, , I think I'll buy a solid drive. But then, hopefully the technology doesn't shift soon.


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12 Dec 2011   #212
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

(patting self on back for once...) I stocked up on 1+ TB HDD's past year and a half I see how reading and planning can be a helpful thing. (Never learned that in high school ironically.) I paid mostly wholesale/overstock prices but retail would have been fine I guess (so don't get all mad at what some of us may have planned on prospering from - and been "investing" in by educated hopeful guessing! - I actually hope it's not "over" TOO QUICK for MY sake anyway!) (although I know that sound mean)
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12 Dec 2011   #213
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 rubyrubyroo View Post
(patting self on back for once...) I stocked up on 1+ TB HDD's past year and a half I see how reading and planning can be a helpful thing. (Never learned that in high school ironically.) I paid mostly wholesale/overstock prices but retail would have been fine I guess (so don't get all mad at what some of us may have planned on prospering from - and been "investing" in by educated hopeful guessing! - I actually hope it's not "over" TOO QUICK for MY sake anyway!) (although I know that sound mean)

Humm me too I bought up out of sheer luck more than anything after the original Samsung was so "disappointing" and I found the Seagates the go got 2x 1TB and 500GB each for a next build and saved at least $150 all up. Same with my 3.0 USB externals too x4 - just in case must have been in the ether or me being a compulsive hoarder LOL!!
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12 Dec 2011   #214
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Really wish I'd have stocked up now! If prices ever fall near what they used to I might just buy a load and store them. Don't mind paying £40 per TB.. £120 no way!

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12 Dec 2011   #215
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Intel forecast hit hard by hard-drive woes

Apparently it's hitting a few other areas too.

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With the warning, Intel becomes just the latest technology company to take a hit. Texas Instruments also cut its outlook and cited the hard-drive shortages. Even DuPont noted that demand for its chemicals used in electronics manufacturing fell because of the hard-drive shortage. Flooding in Thailand set hard-drive makers and the associated supply ecosystem on its heels.


The working theory among analysts a few weeks ago assumed that the fourth quarter would be OK, but the first quarter would be rocky. Given the warnings of late, it’s clear that the fourth quarter is hampered by the hard-drive shortage too.
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12 Dec 2011   #216
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't think I'd worry if my revenue dropped from 14.7B to 13.7B dollars, but economists are doom-sayers as usual.
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12 Dec 2011   #217
ShadowMario3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Wow, the prices are really going up. Glad I got my Western Digital My Book 2 TB hard drive (only USB 2.0, but I don't care much for 3.0 yet) for $85 back in January from Staples. Shocked at seeing how at Staples the Elements version is $209 and the My Book (3.0) version is $190 (which is weird, since Elements is usually cheaper)...
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13 Dec 2011   #218
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

My Book Essentials 2TB (USB2/3) is on sale locally for me at $159. It may be best to buy now than wait.
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13 Dec 2011   #219
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
My Book Essentials 2TB (USB2/3) is on sale locally for me at $159. It may be best to buy now than wait.
Wait till after Xmas -- I think a lot of places are cashing in on the "perceived" shortage of HDD's.

Stores often increase prices over the XMAS period just so they can announce a "Massive Sale" just after Xmas where the "Massive" price drop still leaves the price higher than the original one.

Try reading a bit of George Orwell's 1984 with the "Newspeak" Chocolate Ration announcements -- just search Chocolate Ration in the two text pieces in the link.

(Reminds me of Modern day Politicians too !!). Enjoy -

Note the work 1984 is now public domain so no copyright infringements here BTW.

George Orwell - 1984 - Part 1, Chapter 4

George Orwell's 1984 Quote Analysis

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Dec 2011   #220
lehnerus2000

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

George Orwell's 1984, the politician's how-to guide.

Wasn't that the book that Amazon obliterated from people's e-books?
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