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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

13 Dec 2011   #221
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Wow just came back from premier computer & accessories market.The prices of HDD have nearly doubled.Glad i purchased 500 GB external HDD six months ago.


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13 Dec 2011   #222
AugustusCaesar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nearly doubled?!?
A 1tb disk here in the north east of England has risen from £43 to a whopping £99. And I was about too build a server at home using two of these for a business I am starting up. Think I'll wait a while... a good while by the looks...
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17 Dec 2011   #223
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
For someone in dire need of a medium sized internal drive, this might help, until the prices go back down:

Seagate ST31500541AS 1.5TB Hard Drive - 5900RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G at TigerDirect.com
Thanks sm for the tip on this drive. Mine was $85 shipped, not bad at all. And the drive is fine for my purpose (WHS2011). Made in China btw.

Funny thing about the packaging--TigerDirect shipped it in a big box, but with just a little paper thrown-in it and not even wrapped around the retail package (one of those awful plastic things that can't be taken-apart without completely destroying it). But the drive is quiet and hopefully it will last.

Thanks again.
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17 Dec 2011   #224
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
George Orwell's 1984, the politician's how-to guide.

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

Really? Why would they do that? e-Books seem so handy....... to edit. No need to
tear out a few pages, then reprint and distribute them by the thousands.
I'll have to have a look whether Orwell also foresaw that trick. He probably did.
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17 Dec 2011   #225
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Does anyone see as production is upped in other un-effected HDD production areas and when the water damage is corrected a glut of production producing a huge fall in hard drive costs? To me this seems logical effect down the road !
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17 Dec 2011   #226
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Does anyone see as production is upped in other un-effected HDD production areas and when the water damage is corrected a glut of production producing a huge fall in hard drive costs? To me this seems logical effect down the road !
That would only be possible if some production lines would run below capacity and could be turned up in a few days. If that would be true they would have already increased production some time ago. Installing new facilities would be too much of a risk (certainly in view of the higher price now obtained with existing facilities and the drop in price once the other - damaged - facilities are running again) and it would take too much time, imo. But you can only make an educated guess if you are right in the middle of it; everything else is speculation.
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17 Dec 2011   #227
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

To me the surest sign that mechanicals will fall drastically in price at least once more if not twice more is the constant improvement in the ssd department. Both price and performance are skyrocketing.
People will likely continue to lean on mechanicals for large storage at least for the time being though.
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17 Dec 2011   #228
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Few months ago I bought 1 TB hdd for about $90 and I last saw on Newegg it was $209 now. Holy Crap! Glad I bought it then.
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17 Dec 2011   #229
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

they are starting to fall somewhat. 1tb drives on ebuyer.com are below £100 now, and some around £89 mark.
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17 Dec 2011   #230
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
they are starting to fall somewhat. 1tb drives on ebuyer.com are below £100 now, and some around £89 mark.
Well while they have a legitimate reason for the price hike.
I think it's in their best interest to trim it down to the absolute minimum hike in order to move inventory through the holidays here.
This is the worst time of year this could have possibly happened.

I myself actually wound up upgrading to my first ssd on my new build instead of buying a large additional mechanical for storage because it was cheaper.
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