HDD prices

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

  1. flugle

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    Synnex put all their prices up last week. Some Seagate externals went up by $25 per unit overnight, even on stock they would have had before this hit.
     
  2. KLoNe

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    Ouch - might have to pick up some from 5K3000's from Scorptec - pity their postage to Brisbane is so expensive. Guess it's better than Umart's $199 for 3TB 5K3000 now tho :/
     
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    Its ridiculous.I went into Leading Edge electronics this morning, checking out there external Drives,a friend paid 119 for a 2tb elements the other day, now there 145$ and dont even get me started on the portable USB 3.0 :confused:
     
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    Yep, distributers are laughing the whole way.

    Bullshit prices right now. I should have bought a 2tb for backups earlier as my 1tb has like 5gb left on it. Ah well, make do until next year. I'm not paying a $40 mark up on a drive that's been discontinued, thus non affected by this disaster.
     
  6. coopers1862

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    Holy crap just checked.

    Went from $85, $88, to ~$120

    Was gonna buy it 2 weeks ago, but was waiting for it to drop a bit cheaper :(
     
  7. rowan194

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    I've noticed a similar deal with currency fluctuations -- retail prices rise quickly when the dollar weakens, but are slow to fall when it strengthens. I presume it's due to the distributor's pricing. Capitalist pigs! :D
     
  8. 2_stroke

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    These prices are a joke lol :upset:
     
  9. lanc3r

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    WD is really effected i think about 50% of their factories are in thailand. seagate not so much. but other electronic components are there too. also currency is weaker from back in july/august as well

    a 2TB has gone up at like 20-30 dollars. it's going to get worse before it gets better as your msys ect will slowly average their price out, whereas a disty will directly raise their pricing (even though they can too average out their price it usually doesn't happen...so it passes on

    for retailers like DSE ect..they usually have prices for stuff locked in for a while.
     
  10. trackhappy

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    Officeworks haven't boosted their prices on external hard drives yet. You can pick up a 2TB USB2 WD for $98.

    Get in quick!
     
  11. F1Fan2011

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    yeah wow, was just about to buy a few new ones and now the price is up over $120 each wtf. was gonna get 5 samsungs for $77 each :(
     
  12. Spiredore

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    ACCC it up
     
  13. rdamage

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    It looks like Dickie Smith has upped their prices now as well.
     
  14. noober69

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    I feel like we have been feasting on cheap storage for a while now. I was lucky enough to get a few drives (10tb formatted) over the last few weeks to see me through the next 6-12 months.

    However I wonder about the SSD market. I have not heard of any of those factories being wiped out.

    I hope we can expect their prices to keep dropping, and reliability increasing.

    Any rumours on SSD production issues?
     
  15. Garido

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    SSD is unaffected as far as I know. The only issue is allocation for APAC but I believe it's fine for Q4
     
  16. tzortst

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    <firstworldproblem>

    Dick and balls, just when I was ready to buy a shit load of drives :(

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    I have 1 drive out of my 3 for my array. I need the array up asap since the other is dying but now the price increase. Lame. nfi what im gonna do now
     
  18. Radiactor

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    The price rise is a bit disappointing... I was going to grab a few (6) more 2TB F4EG as spares for my RAID... I'll probably need to just suck it up and get them before stock no longer exists :mad:
     
  19. eva2000

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    Did exactly the same 5x 2TB F4EGs as spares as I wonder how manufacturers will deal with RMA replacements while stock is low ? refunds ?
     
  20. Garido

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    Yeah especially considering Samsung drives will be hard to source after next month due to the whole merger.
     

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