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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

17 Dec 2011   #231
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

yeah i already have a couple of SSD's, but im getting to the stage where i need a) another SSD in my gaming rig b) another hard drive period as im running out of space plus my server could benifit from some larger drives instead of multiple smaller ones.


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17 Dec 2011   #232
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
yeah i already have a couple of SSD's, but im getting to the stage where i need a) another SSD in my gaming rig b) another hard drive period as im running out of space plus my server could benifit from some larger drives instead of multiple smaller ones.
Believe me I feel your pain. My 2 large external storage devices are nearing full and once I cap them off I will likely have to start playing favorites with what I want to keep. Fortunately I use steam so I can save myself about 500 gigs just deleting all the steam games I don't play anymore... can always re-dl them later.
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17 Dec 2011   #233
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
July 2009

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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.
Here's a couple of links:

Amazon recalls (and embodies) Orwell's '1984' | Beyond Binary - CNET News

Amazon vanishes 1984 from citizen Kindles ? The Register
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18 Dec 2011   #234
FranzB

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
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.
Here's a couple of links:

Amazon recalls (and embodies) Orwell's '1984' | Beyond Binary - CNET News

Amazon vanishes 1984 from citizen Kindles ? The Register

Thanks for the links. Interesting but no comments; we are off topic as is.
Maybe this: all Big Brothers trip over their own big feet sooner or later.
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10 Jan 2012   #235
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
yeah i already have a couple of SSD's, but im getting to the stage where i need a) another SSD in my gaming rig b) another hard drive period as im running out of space plus my server could benifit from some larger drives instead of multiple smaller ones.
Believe me I feel your pain. My 2 large external storage devices are nearing full and once I cap them off I will likely have to start playing favorites with what I want to keep. Fortunately I use steam so I can save myself about 500 gigs just deleting all the steam games I don't play anymore... can always re-dl them later.
I just noticed some WD caviar black 6 Gb/s drives becoming available again. The prices seem to be dropping from triple what I paid last time I bought one, to double. I hope it's an omen that the gouging is starting to disintegrate.
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10 Jan 2012   #236
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah I'm seeing 500gigs for about what I paid for my last 1tb.
It's easing down a little bit. I think in part the massive price hike was the industry taking advantage of a situation through the holidays.
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11 Jan 2012   #237
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Last 1TB Seagate (? 6months ago) I paid AUD$55. The cheapest price that I can find locally now is AUD$99.
AUD$1 = US$1.03

It may be both manufacturer and retailer keeping prices high.
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11 Jan 2012   #238
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well there is some shortage it's not completely imaginary.
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11 Jan 2012   #239
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi all
its not so bad here in the united kingdom i bought a seagate expansion 1TB last week for a client for £50 but i must say the internal discs seem to be increasing a little £58.36 oct 2010 £78.12 - £99.98 jan 2012
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11 Jan 2012   #240
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'm glad you guys are buying up all the old and referb drives. I was just looking at a WD-Black 1TB drive last night. I refuse to pay $240 for a drive that was selling six months ago for $90 or less. The "Egg" even has the gall to post: Was $249.99. Why don't they indicate what it really was--Was $89.99.

I'll just throw on another 500GB drive I have in my stash if I need to. I'll make do with what I have before wasting money. Besides, I'm saving up for hardware that's just around the corner.
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