HDD prices

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    11,620
    Has anybody noticed that there has been an increase in price on most HDD's?

    A few days ago i took a look for a 2tb F4 from PCCG and it was 89$, now there 119$ wtf! 1tb drives have gone from 59 to 69. :S

    even Ebay users have jacked up the prices.


    Ebay Prices :S
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  2. miicah

    miicah Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    4,682
    Location:
    Brisbane, QLD
    There was a flood in one of the biggest HDD manufacturing plants recently.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    11,620
    That only effected WD.
     
  4. Asteroid

    Asteroid Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    2,442
    Location:
    Lapping Freo
    Yeah no kidding. I could have sworn there were 500 gig blues for $44, yet now $60 seems to be the going rate.
     
  5. Garido

    Garido Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,246
    Location:
    Parramatta, NSW
    Nooo. It effected everyone as there are MANY HDD makers which source parts to a Thailand factory. Also last months of Samsung. Better get in before all go :(
     
  6. gords

    gords Oh deer!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    6,594
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Moved to Storage and Backup...
     
  7. MrSmoke

    MrSmoke Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,368
    Location:
    NSW, Blue Mtns NizzleBiX
    humm i went into arc and wanted to buy 3 F3EG's, the guy infront of me bought 2 of the last 3 in the store so i only bought 1 and said can i get the other 2 ordered in and ill pick them up on monday. Looks like im not getting my drives any time soon., $50 increase? Yeah good one samsung
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    11,620
    What do you mean last months of Samsung?
     
  9. MetalPhreak

    MetalPhreak Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,763
    Location:
    Perth
  10. Garido

    Garido Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,246
    Location:
    Parramatta, NSW
    Merger with seagate.
     
  11. coopers1862

    coopers1862 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    169
    Yeah prices have gone up :(

    I think there is a shortage of supplies in general for HDD due to the stuff in Thailand.

    Just noticed the 2TB Hitachi 5k3000 went up +$3.00 @ msy.

    I'm going to Thailand in December, am I just better off buying my HDD's there and bringing them back :?
     
  12. Garido

    Garido Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,246
    Location:
    Parramatta, NSW
    If you go to pantip it's fine.
     
  13. coopers1862

    coopers1862 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    169
    How would warranty work? I mail it back to Thailand :O
     
  14. glasswindow

    glasswindow Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Check out This tid bit of info by Scorptec
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    11,620
    I dont know if this is good or bad :D Seagates pretty good, and is it just samsungs devision (HDD manufacturer thats merging?)
     
  16. rowan194

    rowan194 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,017
    There's also distributors and retailers who will use that as an excuse to raise prices, even if they're not directly affected.
     
  17. Garido

    Garido Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,246
    Location:
    Parramatta, NSW
    It's possible. It's also VERY possible Seagate and other HDDs are genuinely effected though.
     
  18. MetalPhreak

    MetalPhreak Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,763
    Location:
    Perth
    Pretty sure PCCaseGear don't get stock in on a Sunday :lol:
     
  19. rdamage

    rdamage Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    3,800
    Location:
    Manly, Australia
    Bought 4 x Samsung F4 2TB only last week @ $80 each from my local, now $96. It was only a last minute decision to get them at the time, you win some I guess.
     
  20. MrvNDMrtN

    MrvNDMrtN Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2001
    Messages:
    1,355
    Location:
    SW Syd
    MSY has 2TB hdds at ~$120 now...
     

Share This Page