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Old 11-28-2011   #1
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I messaged pcandparts yesterday asking why hard disk prices are so expensive now, the 2 terra I bought last year for 70$ is now being sold for 240$ and above... and they replied with a link to an article, this article

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-...ive-shortages/

this is terrible...

I also feel bad for the people of thailand that were struck by the disaster of course...


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Last summer I bought a 2 TB Seagate hard drive for 130$, it seemed a reasonable price to me...
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the one I got was an internet 5900 rpm hard drive, the cheapest you could buy, not an external, not slim, etc... what was the one you bought?

the 2 terrabyte internet 5400 rpm is not for 200$, less quality more price.

if we look at external disks and USB powered disks. external 2 terrabyte disks easily shoot above 200$, not even with a wireless or a fire wire or any special settings, just the storage

edit: link to pcandparts http://pcandparts.com/price.htm I am comparing prices from there between now and about 8 month ago

I also wish I could find a 2 terra for 140$
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mine is an external hard disk (with power)... I remember there was another Seagate external hard disk 1 TB (without power) for the same price...
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WTF i was on PC and Parts checking prices and was like wtf is goin on here and why the f are HDD so expensive and then i started questioning my memory and searching my inbox for old bills.
Thank you for the link, real bad news for everyone.
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its funny how cbs news titled it "thailand floods , expect months of hd shortages" thats what matters from all what happened
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its funny how cbs news titled it "thailand floods , expect months of hd shortages" thats what matters from all what happened
yes I noticed, they didn't mention how many people died, what were other damages in homes or anything, just that PCs will not cost 100$ extra
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who uses HDD these days?
Switch to SDD..expensive but perfect
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uh, everybody does

I don't exactly know what SDD is, but I am looking for cost efficiency, which is why I buy big storage, with slow spin speed and no cache :P to get the most bytes for every dollar.

I'm not willing to throw more than 100$ a year on my computers, in fact I already consider 100$ a year as too much expenditure for something I'm throwing away in 5 years(never had a hardware yet that has lived more than this... except my 15 years old speakers )
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uh, everybody does

I don't exactly know what SDD is
I think he meant SSD (Solid State Drives)
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