HDD prices

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

  1. SenorGrande

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    I was hoping to beat any possible rise but no such luck.

    I bought 2 x 1TB Samsung F3 about 4 months back for $59 ea from Umart. They're now $95 ea. I was going to buy another for my wife's PC but I think I won't bother for now....
     
  2. Garido

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    You could have had my spare. Personally, I'd get in as Samsung supply is about to dwindle to diddly squat as they are ramping down production. I'm glad I stocked up prior to this and have a large range of F3s for a while.
     
  3. garnet

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    this is the similar deal at centrecom before, was $106 at one stage
     
  4. Reaper

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    Can I have it then? :)


    I see the usb2 3.5" 2TB samsungs are still $109 at msy listed.

    Ah well, best thing is that people buying the death stars can tell us how they are by next year when the prices fall again and there are no more samsungs, as really, I don't want a seagate, and western digital isn't looking that much better either.
     
  5. mike-s

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    Wow, and here i was looking into getting 5x 2tb drives for a secondary array.
    I guess i'll make my last hundred gig last a little longer.
     
  6. josh_676

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    Just ordered 2 x 3 tb's from amazon. Who builds a factory in a flood zone. Noobs.
     
  7. jakechan

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    I had no idea about this flooding drama. Lucky for me I bought 4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM from PCCG last week. I was wondering why the price went up the next day! :D
     
  8. HUMMER

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    you are right. these companies should build these factories in the middle of australian dessert. no chance of a flood there.

    these factories are in south east asia because thats where the labour, materials and factories are cheap. majority of south east asia is prone to environmental disasters like earth quakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones and what ever else mother nature decides to throw at these places.
     
  9. josh_676

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    ... My tongue was firmly in my cheek...
     
  10. Garido

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    Being in the industry and having connections to Thailand has given me great insight. It's partially because of the manufacturers but also the governments.

    To encourage investment, new companies in Thailand are exempt from taxes for several years. After this exemption period, factories close, and re-open under a new name, hiring new staff.

    ^ Interesting doco
     
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  11. F1Fan2011

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    just bit the bullet and brought 10 x Hitachi XL3000 3TB Desk Drive from estore.com.au

    glad there a OCAU sponser as well!

    should tide me over for a fair while now lol but no more presents for me for ages heh.

    guess those ssds are gonna have to wait.
     
  12. jezza323

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    i was hoping to pick up a 3tb hdd soon but may just wait it out for now
     
  13. Garido

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    FYI, for those waiting, I expect it will be at LEAST 3 months, more if you're WD.
     
  14. eva2000

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    Actually could be more than 3 months if you take into account Aussie disties/retailers close up for Xmas/New Year holidays.
     
  15. dcyloo

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    So we're looking till at least January before the prices fall back to their normalised levels again?
     
  16. Malarkey

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    3TB Hitachi Deskstar 5k3000 are now $259... crazy prices
     
  17. garnet

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    holyhell, the amazon 3TB are all gone :(
     
  18. Josiahrulez

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    damn... and i was planning on buying 10 3tbs in december, looks like ill have to wait
     
  19. Frag_Lord

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    We were advised of February by our distys at this stage for pricing/stock levels to normalise.
     
  20. Oz.

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    Maybe people will now remember what the DEL key is for, and stop spending a ton of money on hard drives to store things they will NEVER actually use/ watch.

    Now because all the sheep realize that there is a shortage of hard drives, they all HAVE to buy one. Same thing happened, is it 2 years ago, was a shortage of parts for optical drives, and prices nearly doubled. Few months later, all back to normal.
     

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