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Old 05-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default Why Are Hard Drives Still So Expensive?

To anyone who's had to purchase a hard drive at some point in the last seven months, it's been no surprise that the pricing has been outrageous. At the time of the Thailand floods, we were queried about when we thought pricing would go back to normal; we figured summer / fall 2012. But there's one thing we didn't consider - with higher hard drive prices meaning vendors are increasing their revenue, why on earth would any go back to pre-flood pricing?


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Old 05-28-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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I'm soo happy i bought two 2TB HDDs before all this started! I'm set for a long time with those babies!
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Imagine those who had to buy -lots- of drives (like in the dozens or hundreds) for servers and things. The extra amount they would have had to pay after the flooding would have been insane.
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Price fixing FTW!

(Also, I need like.... hmmm 2 or 3 3 tb drives, Ill be set then (got half of my current 3tb (3x1tb) filled))
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