HDD prices

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

  1. garry

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    I am putting together a storage server and was going to purchase disks last Saturday and put it off due to the weather, big mistake!

    Noticed another option about, Hitachi XL3000 3TB Desk Drive available at a lot of places from $149. Checked out the details and it is a standard 7K3000 Hitachi inside, which makes it cheaper than buying the drive alone before the price rise!

    There's even a vid on youtube about removing them.

    I orignally wanted 5K3000's due to heat and power but at this price certainly worth looking at.
     
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  3. eva2000

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    Yeah 2TB WD Black are around that mark although some places still have then at $200-220 mark. I opted for 2TB Hitachi 7K3000 7200RPM still some around $155-165 mark.
     
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    i,m a bit slow and only just noticed yesterday
    ouch

    glad i got the 3tb hitachi when i did...$175 it cost me :)

    actually looking at arc they still ahve it for 179 but no stock plus the 2tb wd black for 203 so jump on in :)
     
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    Ordered my new F4EGs on sunday before the prices went up on monday :) $84ea

    I'm pretty good on the storage front for a while now :lol:
     
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    Oh wow i was just piecing together a system for some friends and went to check for HDDs, fuck me. What a joke. Pretty much gave my dick aids seeing those prices.

    Any eta when prices are back to normal (by normal i mean $85 for 2tb)
    There goes my fking raid expansion =(
     
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    Thanks for the heads up - Just picked up two of them for $149 each! :D
     
  8. Dragonfly

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    man wish I knew about this sooner, would have bought some hard drives before the price rise.

    I guess it will be awhile before prices go down again.
     
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    Up even more today. Might have to break out some dvds if I get desperate enough. No way in hell I'm buying a hdd at these rip off prices.
     
  10. F1Fan2011

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    yeah been thinkin it might be time to invest in a bluray burner with some 50gb discs lol


    yeah i found this after my other secret stash from amazon fell thru :( they had 3tb external seagates for $110 at amazon last night,(courtesy of choppa, thanks for the headsup) and it was pulled today :( shame i dont get paid till tommorow or i would have got those.

    lucky i found the hitachi xl3000 though and there are tons in stock around AUS so gonna work out better anyway.

    im cashing in all my early xmas presents tommorow as well so i can try and get 10 lol
     
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  11. nogi

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    I just ordered 4 :D Thanks for the heads up

    Edit: That Computer Alliance link you had, that doesn't look like the XL in the image?
     
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    i assume the XL3000 is just 5k3000 drives? I heard they have a highish failure rate?
     
  13. judge25

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    Nope they are 7K3000 drives. I read somewhere they get a little warm in the enclosure. Surprised being only usb2 they didn't just use the 5k3000's...

     
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    just grabbed two samsung 2TB from centrecom for $96 each. The guy told me they were putting their prices up soon so I got in at the right time :).

    I don't think they have put their prices up yet, I think $96 was where they have been for a while at centrecom, while pccg had them for $85. Since pccg now want $119 per drive I didn't mind spending the little extra on top of the original $85 price at centrecom haha :).
     
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    Oooh, could you please post the link for that info? I can't find it :(
     
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    PM sent :thumbup:
     
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    That's where I ordered my 4 from. Signed up to their newsletter and got a $10 coupon to use as well. Ordered today and it's already shipped. ETA is monday. Can't complain with ETA as it is free shipping after all.
     
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    PCCG is sold out of all Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB 7200RPM and Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM aswell as the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB 7200RPM and asking 150$ for the F4 which was about 90$ about 5 days ago :S

    Fuck me!

    I still havent gotten all the HDD's for my new build, which is due to be completed the end of this week.

    Was going to be getting 3x3tb deskstars :S

    Guess thats not happening now


    Ebay users have also increased their prices........$150 minimum for a 2tb Deskstar.......and upto 200$
     
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