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HDD Parts Shortage Lessens: HDD Prices To Drop?

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. arnoo1

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    it's about time, for those who wanted to buy a pc or parts where screwed hard:p
    before the flooding i bought a 2tb western digital black, it was with shiping 128eu, now it's is 225eu without shipping
     
  2. radrok

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    If you wanted to buy an HDD you had to the very first days before the official announcement from WD because some of the retailers didn't adjust the price by then.
    Now you just have to wait some time unless it's REALLY needed
     
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    because no one wants to pay $200 to replace a hdd in there $400 3 year old laptop
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Yep, it has made it so bad that I have to pretty much give the HDDs away at cost just to get the business, I still make some money on labor, but I used to make a profit on the HDD too. If I tried to make some money on the HDD it would push the price of the repair to the point that the customer would rather just buy a new machine.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I guess you're still making a profit then, otherwise it just wouldn't be worth it.

    At least this situation won't last forever.
     
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    the price had coming down for $2 since these 2 weeks..
     
  8. Prima.Vera

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    Maybe they will drop prices to those 600GB Velociraptors?? I still prefer those over an SSD due to their over 5 years+ reliability compared to SSDs :rolleyes:
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    If you know how to treat and look after and SSD properly, it will last a lot longer then 5years unless its due to hardware failure.
     
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    Yellow&Nerdy?

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    This is much welcomed news. So a 1TB drive will come back to 50€ instead of 150€?
     
  11. N-Gen

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    Depends of course what kind of 1TB drive it is.
     
  12. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    1TB WD hdd on newegg is $209.

    Ill take a 120GB SSD for Windows and apps, and dual Raptors in raid 0 for games plz.
     

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