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Why have hard drive prices nearly tripled?!!?

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As per title, Why have hard drive prices nearly tripled?!!?


A 1tb samsung F3 is now £100??!?!?!

Someone please explain this to me
 
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i see....nature op.

I bet the etailers jumped on the chance though and upped prices of drives they already have in stock.
 

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WD Black 1 TB is now €170 here. :roll:
 
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i see....nature op.

I bet the etailers jumped on the chance though and upped prices of drives they already have in stock.
Even retailers, at least my local suppliers did, as soon as they heard the news.
 

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£149.99 for a wd Caviar black in UK. Although i'd never go WD over samsung, their drives pale in comparision imo...why did samsung have to sell to seagate :'(
 
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I bet the etailers jumped on the chance though and upped prices of drives they already have in stock.
as evil as it sounds, that's the way supply and demand work. as soon as the supply goes down the price HAS to go up to keep the demand at bay, otherwise there would be CHAOS!! ;)
 
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£149.99 for a wd Caviar black in UK. Although i'd never go WD over samsung, their drives pale in comparision imo...why did samsung have to sell to seagate :'(
For me to not have any more options and stick to WD no matter what.
 

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It must be even worse in the US (although things are 40% cheaper there to start with), what with the snow as well??
 

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You can only get WD drives in malta :( ?!

Surely you can order from other EU countries and not face any tax though??
 
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You can only get WD drives in malta :( ?!

Surely you can order from other EU countries and not face any tax though??
We can get anything, and we don't pay customs on EU shipped items. There are other HDDs around but I prefer WD myself, should have made it clearer.

On that note I do prefer buying from other countries when I'm not in a hurry, just because it's generally cheaper to buy online, even with the shipping costs.
 

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Hard drives are becoming better and better value all the time. :p
 
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here's a quick glance at the HDD prices in the US right now.

 
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damn wish id bought them 2x western digi blacks for 69 quid each now, their 140 now wow
 
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Not only are prices pretty much doubling over here, some rare sizes are also starting to resurface (no pun intended), like 250GB, 320GB and 640GB. Just to give an idea, 3 months ago, the only sizes available here were 500GB, 1TB and 2TB, which all of those suck for boot drives.