HDD prices

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

  1. dr_deathy

    dr_deathy Member

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    i wasnt bothering RMA all these .5-1.5TB hdds ranging from 500gb-1tb wd blacks and 1-1.5 wd and samsung because they are too cheap to bother. now tho....

    prob got ~30 drives.
     
  2. josh_676

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    6 TB of goodness from Amazon arrived today.
     
  3. nathanblogs

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    you can send them back in bulk, or sell them on the forums ;P
     
  4. greebs

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    5k3000 3Tb's now up to $279 at PCcasegear. Wow.
     
  5. garnet

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    mine still in New York... why?
     
  6. josh_676

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    I forked out an extra 40 for express. So now they can sit on my desk sealed :lol:
     
  7. Reaper

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    Same.

    Dammit.

    They're all utter shit now. :(
     
  8. chip

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    I've read posts claiming that Asus only have 1 month's HDD inventory on hand, so their laptop production will tank at the end of November. So does anyone have any reliable info on how this will affect laptop and desktop system prices across the board.
     
  9. Blinky

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    UP. It's got to. If manufactures start seeing viability 'in some product sections' to use SSDs, then they will start to go up at the consumer level too.
     
  10. chip

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    Up is obvious. What's wighing heavily on my mind is by how much, and how overall supply will be affected. I'm planning a rollout on Jan/Feb and this will probably put the kybosh on that.
     
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    It wont take them long to rebuild etc. by middle of next year they should be at where they were just before the flooding.
     
  12. rdamage

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    Probably earlier, I remember going to Thailand 10 months after the Tsunami and if you didn't know that disaster had happened you would never have known. They can rebuild very quickly they just need the water to go away.
     
  13. Blinky

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    I think it's going to just get worse, but hey that's just me ... and my subscription to BOM's climate forecast service. Next update in 5 days time on the 9th of NOV.
    The latest online one can be found here:
    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

    I think the poor buggers are going to get hit again with big rain in Dec/Jan. They'll just get dry enough to turn the power back on and splat.

    Depending on the size and whether or not they are new nodes or just upgrades, SOE or not, you could do a few things.
    Hand me downs are an option depending if the hardware varies by dept. I.E. accounting gets new base built, but their old HDD back with a clean image -> then front office staff gets accounting's old base + their old HDD and a clean image and so on. The media people get new stuff on a 6 month lease until the build team gets back around to them with the market settled again (cuz there's is just no point try to explain real world things to artists). That's cool though as the lease is a 100% tax write-off.

    Just think, if your network was without wireless users you could run thin workstations everywhere!!! muhahaha :)
     
  14. chip

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    cheers for the suggestions, but most of these will either be greenfields sites or replacing 4+ year old machines, so I'll probably end up pushing as much into the middle of the year as possible.
     
  15. BluBoy

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    Look at the sponsors...

    Aus PC Market $377.30

    Warcom $335.48

    ... Interestingly, these both appear to be pre order.
    This could be the range the these drives will be for the next few months...
     
  16. F3L1X

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    yah, at my work we got price updates through

    $69 1tb seagate external is now $149, no more stock coming in until jan supposedly
     
  17. mugginz

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    Looks like HD purchases are off my list til next year :(
     
  18. zeggie

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    Bloody hell! I was just about to buy 6x 2tb hard drives for my htpc, been out of town for a while, come back and prices are through the roof :upset::upset::upset:
     
  19. TRG.dOinK

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    yea was thinking of buying a htpc too with 5-6 2tb hdds :(
    time to wait now i guess.... bah
     
  20. timace

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    I only found out about this today.

    I thought I was getting rorted for a Seagate 500GB 2.5" 7200rpm drive ($129) from a local retailer in Wollongong, but it's not so bad compared to what they'll be charging for the 5400rpm drives when they arrive ($170).

    Just looked on the ARC site - their 500GB 5400 drives are $100-$125. I don't feel so bad now.
     

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