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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

12 Jan 2012   #241
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Gah...at least the prices have come down, slightly. My person cannot wait for new hard drives!

I've read recently that Hitachi is working on a FOUR terabyte internal single hard drive soon this year.....I'm going to pounce on that like it's hot when that comes out!


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12 Jan 2012   #242
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
Gah...at least the prices have come down, slightly. My person cannot wait for new hard drives!

I've read recently that Hitachi is working on a FOUR terabyte internal single hard drive soon this year.....I'm going to pounce on that like it's hot when that comes out!
Looks like the "discount" is moving them. If I can believe my online store entry for WD 1 tb drives, they had about 2300 on hand a few days ago. Now they're down to 800 sumpthin'.
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15 Jan 2012   #243
Tim91

 
 

Look around on Ebay for new ones/used ones.
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15 Jan 2012   #244
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tim91 View Post
Look around on Ebay for new ones/used ones.
Well, I don't know. I'd no more buy a used HDD off Ebay than I would used toilet paper.
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15 Jan 2012   #245
Tim91

 
 

Its kind of a gamble, you either get a really great deal or you get ripped off.
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15 Jan 2012   #246
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tim91 View Post
Look around on Ebay for new ones/used ones.
Well, I don't know. I'd no more buy a used HDD off Ebay than I would used toilet paper.

I'd agree. The used toilet paper must be an absolute bargain.
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15 Jan 2012   #247
Qdos

 

There are a lot of refurb's on ebay with fake labels, any promised or implied warranty isn't worth the HTML it's hosted as... in fact as regards many things sold on there, they're fakes full stop!
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15 Jan 2012   #248
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah what happened to the good ole days of ebay when you could buy a half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich for 1.4 million dollars.
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15 Jan 2012   #249
Tim91

 
 

or brittney spears hair!

Well i bought a used hard drive off ebay to repair my laptop and im pretty happy with it. $40
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16 Jan 2012   #250
AllOnTheBus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS
 
 

I wasn't going to read back through 249 other posts so this may have been mentioned
already, but a shortage?

Pretty sure that Australia is the main exporter to China in relation to core materials
(we were for a long while if not still) and I do believe that our mining industry is booming.
I don't think I'm quite as worried about the lack of hard drives as to where Australia's
abundant supply of Uranium is being sent.

If I do start to get worried about storage space I might hit the local Dick Smith Electronics
store and buy 2 10TB NAS devices, one to use and one for parts should the one I'm using blow a gasket.
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