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Windows 7: Report: Brace Yourself for a Hard Drive Shortage

20 Jun 2011   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Report: Brace Yourself for a Hard Drive Shortage

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Our storage needs aren't shrinking by any means. Games are getting bigger, our music and movies collection keeps growing, we have media players, NAS boxes, and, well, you get the idea. Despite solid state drives taking over as the sexy boot option, we suspect the market for beefy and affordable hard drives will stick around for a long time yet. That said, if you're in need of more storage, you might be better served by pulling the trigger now rather than waiting until the last minute.....
Read more at: Maximum PC | Report: Brace Yourself for a Hard Drive Shortage


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20 Jun 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Good thing I'm stocked up Brink
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20 Jun 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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20 Jun 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I joined "Buy a HD of the Week" at NewEgg

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20 Jun 2011   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

So everyone run out and buy a couple HDD and then we will have a shortage. Hope the day traders don't hear about this. They will buy them all causing a shortage and price hike and then sell at a big profit.

Jim
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21 Jun 2011   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
So everyone run out and buy a couple HDD and then we will have a shortage. Hope the day traders don't hear about this. They will buy them all causing a shortage and price hike and then sell at a big profit.

Jim
You may be on to something, Jim. Couple of my local big box stores always seem to have an excess of HDs. Went shopping today and at least 50% of the usual in-stock drives were on back order. Coincidence? Or conspiracy?
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21 Jun 2011   #7
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

I keep seeing those $60 2TB drives and just never pull the trigger... probably should I see.
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21 Jun 2011   #8
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
My Guess Is That More HDDs Are Sold With PCs

then in the aftermarket.

Though I don't know that for sure.

In any case I expect the big customers like HP, Dell, Levono, Acer, Asus and Apple to get first dibs if there is indeed a shortage.

Most likely the shortage if there is one will be in the aftermarket.

JMO
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21 Jun 2011   #9
McPC

Vista, Windows 7
 
 

Yea, it's a conspiracy to get people to use Cloud services.
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21 Jun 2011   #10
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Bah good thing i just got 8 2TB WD Green EARX and 5 2TB WD Black for Main pc and server storage and ill be setting up my own family Back up fileserver over net for Documents and pics 250GB each so totaling 41TB give or take
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