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Windows 7: Skyrocketing price of mechanical hard drives

16 Jan 2012   #251
Maguscreed

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllOnTheBus View Post
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.
It might have benefited you to at least read the first two or three posts to know the reason. ...because that has nothing to do with it.


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16 Jan 2012   #252
AllOnTheBus

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllOnTheBus View Post
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.
It might have benefited you to at least read the first two or three posts to know the reason. ...because that has nothing to do with it.
I did read the first 2 or 3 posts I said I didn't read them all.
Another crusader of the serious side of life to I see.

Maybe I'll come up with a more intelligent post next time, maybe
about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or something like that.
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16 Jan 2012   #253
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

PB & J. Hated it when I was a kid; hate them now.

Got me some nice investments in the Aussie mining industry, though. Where's Spinifex when you need him?
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16 Jan 2012   #254
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hmm............
I've visited many times, lived and worked in the US. Jelly=Jam, Autumn=Fall....So what.
Dick Smith Electronics is owned by the Woolworths chain. They sell external HDDs whose price reflects the massive increase in global HDD prices. They do have the odd special.

Internal HDDs sold by the lowest cost providers in Australia reflect the global trend.
The high price of HDDs concerns people a little including me. Hence the Bleat.
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16 Jan 2012   #255
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 mjf View Post
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.
Hum MJF where was that mate my usual supplier PCCG is still over the ton at $109 + shipping?
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16 Jan 2012   #256
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
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.
Hum MJF where was that mate my usual supplier PCCG is still over the ton at $109 + shipping?
Here at the time of posting
PCDIY
Seagate Barracuda 1TB = $99 from store.
Edit: No idea if they are in stock.
The other "low cost" supplier
http://msy.com.au/
They are currently listed at $101
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